Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ruts in the Road and the Jesus Lizard

During a Course in Miracles meeting, our MDC facilitator, Bev, described the long gravel road that led to her childhood home.  It made a deep impression on me.  I loved hearing how her Dad would take up a collection from the other four houses to fill in the ruts after the rainy season. Her father seemed to be the only neighbor who had a problem driving in those deep ruts. A good reminder as to how we can get complacent in our ruts.  Her dad had taught her a great lesson that she valued throughout her life.

Something kind of funny happened the next day.  Elliot and I took a drive out in the country to visit a local orchid warehouse.  When you turn off the main road, a narrow country lane leads through a wide open field to the nursery building.  We hadn't been there since the hurricane, but as we rolled along the dirt road, gravel had been used to fill in the ruts!

I laughed, telling Elliot,  Bev's father would be happy about this!   The timing was amusing. I love how the Holy Spirit brings these lessons to light in simple heartfelt ways. So happy we are traveling the road with Him.  Fill in the ruts.

My Mom loved pigs, and we passed a roll of pink painted hay decorated like a giant pig with a flowerpot nose.  At the entrance to the building, there were garden ornaments of pigs with wings, flappin' in the breeze.

Another lesson came while soaking in all the lush plants and vegetation in the large facility.  Perfumed orchids gave the place a heavenly scent.  Out in the back area, there was a sign, The Jesus Lizard.  Apparently this fast moving lizard got his name because he's so lightweight and fast that he can actually run on top of the water to catch his goal!  Curious, we looked down over the barrier wall trying to catch a glimpse of this Jesus namesake.  The area was fairly large, but as our eyes scanned the surface, he was nowhere to be found.

We were about to move on, when I happened to look up. There he was.

An eight-inch prehistoric beige lizard was staring at me. His bright eyes seemed amused that I'd finally seen him.  He'd been there the whole time, in stillness clinging to a branch on a tall bush. I got the message: you need to look up to see me.  You have been looking down.  Look up!  Another great lesson from Jesus. 

Enjoy your journey with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen