Passages Encountered

Crossed Paths

In my relatively short number years of blogging I’ve found that few, in comparison to millions, of fellow bloggers pause to show amiability. And those who do spend a short time of a week or two, sometimes longer or shorter, then they continue on down their own road in the direction they were going and leave you to continue doing or going where you were headed. I like the term “our paths crossed.” It’s a good fit. Our paths cross then we move on in our own direction.

When somebody new hits my blog and happens to find a post of mine that strikes them at just the perfect time for something they were struggling with, often they react by telling me how great is my blog, my writing, and in general everything about me(whom they really don’t know and how could they.) It has in the past given me a glowing warmth of encouragement, and the temporary feeling that maybe my words are worth something after all! I’m chuckling.

Encouragement is nice, but it’s always short lived and such accolades should be politely met, but accepted with the knowledge that in a very short time very likely the same are going to again be a stranger to your blog, none the less.

Human nature.

Our paths merely crossed. It was a pleasant exchange. No regrets.

The answer, of course, is to not hold on too tight nor take the passing moment too seriously. Life is a journey – the fun comes from experiencing it from one present moment to the next.

Third chapter of (OT) Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” There is a time. And a God given limit to that time. For life itself  is merely a breath and it too is gone.

-g.w.

Published by: G.W. 😉

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10 thoughts on “Passages Encountered”

    1. Thanks Gary. That’s great to know. I don’t doubt that most bloggers have had the same thoughts. In the meantime I’m having trouble with WP again not dispersing my posts accordingly with my tags. pffft! Oh, well. glitches galore. 🙂

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  1. I’m glad I clicked on this link! I thought I’d just pop in and thank you. What’s true in the “blogosphere” is true offline too- often we just cross paths with people, but they can be a real encouragement to us on our walks. Thanks for the encouragement! 🙂

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  2. Well observed, and true. Though there are some that linger a little longer, and are the ones that become our ‘virtual friends’, – who find our ‘words are something worthwhile after all.’
    Never under estimate the power of your words, you never know where they ripple out to bring life and light just at the right moment in time.
    God’s love still rules, even on the blogosphere.
    Keep on blogging !

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  3. Not to worry, g.w. Our seeds are everywhere. His Word does not return to Him void. We either scatter the seeds wherever we are or the Spirit through us, waters and nurtures what we leave behind. We will again meet and see the harvest together. Praising the Lord for you and this special time! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Fran, for a very encouraging reminder. You gave me the words that I already know, but I need reminding to pluck my head out of my own belly button sometimes. Ha. 🙂

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