Sunday, February 23, 2014

Moments of Grace

Sometimes in the middle of a hectic day, you find yourself confronted with a most unexpected moment of grace. These small moments are as unplanned as they are lifesaving.

I have a lovely oil painting of a pastoral scene that I treasure. It's a picture of an old farmstead, complete with windmill, pasture, falling down fence, and ancient tree hanging over a small pond. There are patches of sunlight filtering through the tree branches, creating bright spots in the rutted path between the pond and the tree. Due to the picture's location, at a certain time of day a beam of sunlight falls on the picture, illuminating the rutted path in a surreal duplication of the picture's illuminated rutted path. You've heard the old saying, "Art imitates life." In this case, life imitates art!
Another moment of grace came when a friend sent me the below link showing the moving of a 100-year-old church from its old location to a new location. I just love this video, and especially love the song written and sung by the church choir. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I do: