So many threads and connections composing our lives! We’re like the sailing ships of old! Lines connecting us all to everything. Here’s an old 1956 calendar in a shed at our family lake home way up on Lake Superior’s northern rocky craggy shores. Hovland, MN was a fishing community (until there were no more large schools of Lake Trout left). Those who fished knew all about lines connecting everything. Look at the ads referring to lines, rope, twine. See the drawing of the great boat with sails. All the dynamics of the life on the seas was related in part to lines connecting everything.
Many threads connect all our lives. Such is our web of life. A web can be something we’re caught in from our past. This impedes and impounds us by us attempting to stay in the past instead of moving into the unfolding future. The web of life can also be seen as the supportive realm of connecting silver threads making possible fresh creative starts and new life-giving beginnings in our current moment. We carry with us the wisdoms gained from all our past’s silver cords still ablaze with relevance. What’s in love is eternal! This stuff remains pulsing.
Ecclesiastes 12:1,6: “Remember your creator….before the silver cord is snapped, and the golden bowl is broken…” The snapped silver cord and broken golden bowl are a poetic reminder that in the here and now love, give, risk, and be fully alive in faith in the goodness of life and God’s love for us all. This time and its opportune moments will pass. Avail yourselves of the miraculous abundance of emergent silver cords “…while ye may, Old time is still a-flying.” On our vacation we spent the bulk of the time working with my sister preparing the cabins and sheds for sale of the property. It’s now sold. The golden bowl (the current moment to share life and its silver cords) is broken (that time for experiencing new connections in person in that place is now past). ALL the silver cords of love from the past will always reside vibrantly.
In this our present time and place love wisely as these sliver threads present themselves in love to serve life, engage in relevant timely issues, and allow God through your presence to be more real and present to others in need. “Old time is still a-flying.” Now here within this current context and moment’s golden bowl open your heart, see, embrace in love. Give birth to what God hopes for from all of us!