Monday, May 16, 2011
G A T H E R
Today as I was reading through my various blogs that I follow, one asked the question: What does the word GATHER mean to you in regards to people.
I thought for a moment and then it came to me. God's timing always amazes me, we went to 2 weddings this past week end, one for a family member, and one for the grandson of wonderful friends.
At each of these events, we GATHER-ed, family, friends, new friends... we gathered... to celebrate new begginings for 2 very special couples.
As I was thinking of this word G A T H E R, it came to me!
GATHER mean to bring together people from your past, your present, your future. It means to communicate with them, engage with them, open your life up to them. It means that we spend time with them, some for a while, some for a season, some for our lifetime. And all of theses GATHERED pieces, become the CRAZY quilt of our life. Each piece, so wonderful and precious, and adding color and demension to our life. Each piece, different from the other, but at the same time, the same, familiar, comforting. Each piece, a story of a time and place in our life. Each piece, that without it our lives would not be the story that it is.
We never know what each person, piece; of this CRAZY quilt will play in our lives... We only know that each and every person/ piece of this quilt is our story. It is never quite complete, ever changing, and we always have room to add a person/ piece to our CRAZY quilt of life.
So I guess to answer the question of what G A T H E R means to me? It means to be able to continue to keep the friends from the past, make friends in the now, and look for friends in the future. For we all need a little help from our friends. And this past week end really opened my eyes to this as I rekindled old friendships, enjoyed friendships that are occurring now and maybe, just maybe made a few new friendships for the future. God is so good..................
So today I ask you: What does GATHER mean to you?