Method and Means

You cannot plant an acorn in the morning and expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of the oak.   -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I think one of the most difficult challenges I face daily is slowing down.  A secondary test in my continual self examination is the truth that grieving great loss takes great time.  Regardless of how I feel pressured, I need to grant myself permission to walk through the valley of darkness at the pace God sets for me. 

Psalm 23 speaks of the process, "Yea, though I WALK THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death…"  It references the pace as well as the route.  To walk through; to move or take stride at a comfortable rate of speed in an upward slope of improvement. 

I am not running.  It can’t be done that way.  I realize I cannot remain where I once was as the passage to healing is meant to lead me upward rather than deeper down.  At the same time I cannot arrive at my new destination with any hurry otherwise I wouldn’t end up in the right place.  In terms of grieving and healing I believe the method and means matter the most. 

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