REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Monday, February 2, 2009
Tuesday, 2/3/09 - "GOD IN SKIN"
"GOD IN SKIN"
There are many times when God directs me through His gentle and sometimes more vigorous pushing or nudging in my mind and spirit.
He also speaks to me in the sound of the whispering wind or lap of the surf against the shore.
I feel His presence in the breeze blowing through my hair and across my body.
I smell His nearness in the fragrance of the gardenia bush and wild honeysuckle.
I see Him in the glorious sunrise and the blazing sunset.
But very often I NEED "GOD IN SKIN". It is skin that holds the pen that writes the words of comfort or instruction that brings peace and knowledge.It was Bill W's skin that grasped the instrument and penned the Big Book - "Alcoholics Anonymous" with the instructions for alcoholics to save their lives.
It is skin that touches the keyboard and produces the blogs we write, read, and comment on in support of each other.
It is skin that grasps the paintbrush, crayon, pencil or knife to paint or sculpt a work of art.
It is skin that holds a violin to play a beautiful Bach or Handel composition.
It is skin that holds a hand or is placed on a worried or fevered brow and delivers that healing power of touch.
We are "God in skin" for each other.
Thank God we cooperate.
(Photo credit: Daddy and Me by Ashley St. Germain)
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.