Wednesday, January 24, 2007

the unseen

the trip to india has inspired me to exist a little more spontaneously. life has been rather spontaneous, but i thought maybe i could have more of it. Psalm 119:105 says," Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path."

i am not much of a planner. heavens know that. Yet God still rains manna from the sky every single day. the india trip was not a planned one. we found last minute accommodation and transport along the way apart from one day of stay with a family. Even though it was filled with uncertainty, Christ was the sure provider. the life of
nomads like Abraham also never fails to encourage me. by faith, he went to another land and lived like a foreigner in a tent, always trusting in heavenly blessings. i enjoy the surprises that come with not knowing all the time.

therefore, the metaphor of travel continues into this year of new beginnings.
the fragrance of freedom lingers in the air. the realm of the unseen is filled with magic and miracles.

since the word is lamp unto my feet, i shall allow intuition to tell me where the illuminated path is. i am sometimes confused by decisions here and there, but there is only one way that is clearer. my hope is that i will develop a sharper vision this year, so that i could observe intricate details painted along the path.

very oddly, india has also reminded me of the biblical principle of fixing my eyes on the unseen."what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal". i can't rationalize the connection, but i suppose having a feeling about it is enough for now.

the point is that i can't wait to travel again.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Memories of India

a few photos taken from my trip to india for last two weeks. It was also really nice to catch up with Hemanth and Sudipa in New Delhi!