Deep… “The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.” Proverbs 20:5 There is a deeper narrative in this world that was set before time. That deep narrative is set in our hearts. Until we are connected to it, we will not experience true peace. Listening deeply to the Word and surrounding ourselves with wise counsel helps us to hear the true narrative that is flowing deep in our soul. In order to be that person of understanding, we are told to be quick to listen, and slow to speak, slow to become angry. We need to be still and know who God is. Taking time to be fully present in nature, in the Word, and with our brothers and sisters helps us to gain our bearings, and tune our ears more fully to the deeper narrative that God set into motion with His spoken Word. All of Creation declares it, and every human being bears the image. We must listen deeper and look deeper to see and hear the deeper story written deep into the fiber of our being.
I am reminded of the scene from Magician’s Nephew that describes the dawn of Narnia
In the darkness something was happening at last. A voice had begun to sing…it seemed to come from all directions at once…Its lower notes were deep enough to be the voice of the earth herself. There were no words. There was hardly even a tune. But it was beyond comparison, the most beautiful noise he had ever heard. (Lewis, C.S., Magicians Nephew p62)
This scene I feel deep in my soul again and again with every sunrise I see. The dawning of a new day inviting us to be part of something so deep that all of Creation groans for it, an opportunity to hear the deep song, the deeper narrative being told if only we will listen and draw it out.
* I am joining Five Minute Fridays in a 31 day Writing Challenge. Each day I will be writing on a different word prompt for at least 5 minutes for the month of October.
**Check out 2018’s 31 Day Writing Challenge https://inkblotlife.com/category/write-31-days-2018/
4 thoughts on “Deep”
The creation of Narnia is one of my favourite passages. And you made me think of the Chronicles anyway with your ‘deep narrative’ reminding me of Aslan’s Deep Magic.
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I was thinking about going the deep magic route with my writing but went this way instead. Love finding book kindreds. Blessings.
I agree with the Princess of the Laundry basket above…the creation of narnia is perhaps C.S. Lewis’ best writing.
When God did sing the world to being,
did He sing my cancer, too?
I’m not complaining, just agreeing
with Him if it’s what He had to do.
I have been through so much pain
and getting worse, day by day,
but I have learned that joy remains
if I will just pave its way.
No, I can’t now turn my head,
but rolling sideways eyes does work,
or just whole turning, that instead,
to turn a nuisance into quirk.
An inventive heart will find a path
to turn the tragic to a laugh.
Spot #1 at FMF this week.
Thank you for sharing. I am sorry you have to walk a hard road. I appreciate your willingness to use your creativity to communicate and share your pain but also hope in the middle of it.