September 18, 2010

No Rhyme or Reason

"The older I get it seems as though there is no rhyme or reason for why things happen in life". That is a movie quote from a movie I can't for the life of me remember at the moment. Maybe it will come to me when I hit publish. Those words keep running through my head today. I had two photo shoots today. The first for a little 3 year old girl who is finishing up her time on earth unless God sends a miracle her way. Praying for that miracle. I just got home from the last photo shoot, a wonderful family celebrating the 50th Wedding Anniversary of a beloved mom and dad. Two extremes, a cute little chubby cheeked toddler, and a couple who have held hands and walked through life together. God is the Maker and Creator, He is the Weaver of the great stories, the Beginning and the End. His ways are above our ways. I accept that, but from a mere earthling's perspective the rhyme and reason is a mystery. I have a God whose character is beyond reproach, He is the Creator of love, He is LOVE. When the little chubby cheeked girl crosses over to the other side, it will be a joyous filled moment that continues into eternity for her and she will be completely healed. The hand she will hold and the chest she will lean on will be her heavenly Father. Father, the rhyme and reason I leave to you, I also leave you a number of tears that I have shed thinking about the family who will say goodbye. But the other side of that coin, I also give you my joy, you have added unto me today laughter and joy while watching a family gather and share history, pictures and love. You give and take away, may You be praised through it all, and may you help us to be faithful to you even though we might not understand.


Dixie McLeod said...

And this is when, especially, when we walk by Faith....accepting and KNOWING that HE is love in the face of the "unacceptably absurd".....

Thanks always for being at once vulnerable and so very strong.

love ya!

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about you so so much with this photo shoot. It seems so poignant to me how perfectly your life's path has perfectly equipped you with the emotional sensitivity and photographic skills to provide this family with a life long gift. You are walking on holy ground here my friend. I am honored to know you.

Jana B

Amber Joy said...

A very poignant post, Tammy. And Jana's comment just about sums up what I would have said about it. Thanks for sharing.

mad4books said...

Amen to Jana.

And your words reminded me of Corrie ten Boom's father who explained the mysteries of God to his daughter by using the heavy traincase that he carried for her when she was little. Just as Papa carried the case when Corrie couldn't yet carry it herself, that's what God does for us, too.

We just trust that He'll explain it to us someday...when we're finally able to understand!