Tuesday, 2 February 2010

the way through is closer than we think

the way through is closer than we think copy

Paradoxically it is the shadow which casts hope, signifying that the way through is closer than we think.

The outline and shape is unmistakably that of a latch, its beautifully formed curved handle resembling the unfurling first note of a freshly divined melody which needs our touch in order to be heard into life. The first bars of this developing awareness herald our release.

God inspires this freeing insight through an act of conception in our imagination. Godly intention comes alive within us as hope. The idea develops imaginatively, gestates into expectation and finds final form as full-bodied intention.

As proximate as the form of our out-breath in the chilly air of a winter’s morning, this process of insight imparts the truth that the way through is closer than we think. The work is now ours to act on the thought and make our way towards the threshold of departure and breakthrough.

And the gate is already unlocked and open. The way through awaits our footfall.


  1. Hi David!

    I was searching around for some good blogs and sites, and was pleasantly surprised to find your blog!

    I'm from Voxbiblia (http://voxbiblia.com), and we're a company that aims to spread God's Word in digital and audio format to the masses. We're hoping to put up a website template design competition within the next couple of days. This competition aims simply to generate templates for churches and Christian blogs, and to ultimately distribute them freely, so as to help Christian organisations and individuals set up their blogs and websites as easily and quickly as possible.

    Would you be willing to announce this competition on your blog, once it's up, as well as to help spread the word of this competition to those whom you know? Voxbiblia is willing to sponsor prizes for such a cause, but this would only really be worthwhile if many people participate, and good designs that people love to use are being churned out!

    Do let me know! I can be contacted at chris [at] voxbiblia [dot] com, and hope to hear from you soon!

    Warmest regards

  2. ... and yet the liminality of the space holds us for a while, I wonder if what we need is the confidence to take the next step

  3. As you say Sally, confidence to take the next step and go through the gateway is what we need. :-)