“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted”*
It’s a tumultuous time of year; the start of school, harvest, births, deaths … Not bad, not good … just somewhat chaotic. I find myself trying to make sense of all the changes going on, and I find myself trying to control. Last week we had a somewhat turbulent phone conference and Amy intervened on our group speaking - we were on mute and she said, “Let the silence happen - we don’t have to interject.” That was an interesting observation for me. When we step back and allow (“let go and let God”) things to take place naturally, without our egos forcing the outcome, things usually happen as they are suppose to. Food for thought … in this season of tumultuous change.
I came back from the hospital board meeting last night and immediately shoveled out the sewer grate gunk in my street as the street was flooding. I guess this is my job as I’ve been doing it off and on for the past decade. It takes me back to grade school, and it makes a huge “whooshing” sound that is very gratifying so I don’t mind the responsibility. It’s like cleaning up after a party; I had a dinner party last Saturday night and there was a huge mess after dinner, and people kept asking if they could help clean up and I said “No, I’ll do it later”. I like cleaning up. I somewhat enjoy cleaning and listening to music and bringing order back. I’m not sure what this says about me.
Sometimes life requires us to sit back and allow. Do our best when possible. Getting all caught up with drama and chaos and allowing anger and angst to enter a situation when patience and calm will suffice only tests fate - and testing fate is questioning the plan. Truly, letting go and letting God take over is never a bad solution. Enjoy this season of harvest and all that it brings.
*(Oliver Twist “Please sir may I have some more?” Alternatively, now it’s the season in Iowa of “Please sir will you take some more?” (tomatoes, peppers, zucchini).)