Life is a musical...it's meant to be sung!
It's no secret that I love musical theatre. My not-so-secret ambition in life since I was in junior high is to get the role of "Little Red Riding Hood" in a production of Sondheim's "Into the Woods." Sadly, I think my ship may have sailed on that one, but I would totally be OK with getting to potray one of the
|Potiphar's Wife in "Joseph..."|
|After a performance of "Joseph..." in 2010|
Fast forward to this morning when I was having my quiet time and read the following words in "My Utmost for His Highest":
The proof that we have the vision is that we are reaching out for more than we have already grasped...Our reach must exceed our grasp.
When I read those words, a song immediately popped into my head (remember my t-shirt slogan??;-) that I hadn't heard in probably 12 years. The song is called "Reaching," and it is by Carolyn Arends. (If you haven't heard of it, it's probably because it's from 1995!) The chorus says this:
We are reaching for the future
We are reaching for the past
And no matter what we have we reach for more
We are desperate to discover
What is just beyond our grasp
But maybe that's what Heaven is for
|"reaching" for a win--Lucy's Track Day at School on 5/1/13|
These days, Gabriel is constantly reaching for things "just beyond his grasp." He pulls up on everything and anxiously grabs for whatever his little hands can maneuver his way. His favorite place right now is the organ bench in our entry way that has several crosses on top of it. He's always trying to reach for the crosses and pull them down. As I picked him up for the fifth time today to move him away from the crosses on the organ bench, I was reminded at the importance that I ever find myself reaching for the cross. Heaven is not something I can attain, because it is a gift that God gives His children, but the journey from here to there is one I have to consciously make an effort towards. Our purpose is to bring God glory. Am I truly making that my goal and reaching out for Him in all that I say and do? I pray it is, and that my children will do the same...