No Less Beautiful

Some forty years ago, I was on Interstate 5, driving south past Mount Hood, as a full moon rose above it. I was looking out the driver’s-side window at the spectacle, when I hit a patch of black ice and started spinning. Miraculously, I went full circle and was facing forward when I reached the end of the ice.

That story pretty much parallels the events of the recent weeks for me and Sherry. On that morning, forty days ago, we were enjoying a morning in our peaceful, comfortable home. All was well and life was good. Then, in a matter of minutes, we found our lives spinning wildly out of control. We’re still in the spin, but we’re not afraid. The worst is behind us and we know at some point things will be back to the way they were. We will have changed—our lives will have changed—but we’ll be okay. In fact, we like to think we’ll come out of this spin better off than we were when we went into it. We will press on.

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I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 3:14

2 Comments »

  1. Jayne Houston said

    I love your analogies Charlie, and I also feel that all my “black ice” in my life has brought me to a better understanding of God’s powerful love for me.
    Thanks for all you do,
    Love,
    Jayne

    • Thank you, Jayne. And we are alike in the respect that we believe where we’ve been has brought us to where we are. And I believe it to be a good place. I appreciate your support very much!

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