“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him… We need not wait to see what others do.”~ Mahatma Gandhi
During this year, I have written several posts on “greater” vision, “tunnel,” “blurry,” “new,” “His,” and “distorted” vision, and (of course) “20/20,” vision.
If I hadn’t already been wearing some, I would have seriously thought I needed a strong pair of glasses this year!🤣 The things we have seen have made us question our own sanity at times! Some days were like living on an alternative planet!
One thing’s for sure, our “vision” has drastically been changed and sorely tested by empty shelves, destructive weather, rampant disease, rioting in the streets, political upheaval, nation divided and fear on every hand.
In my own town, since late December of 2019, we have experienced a record amount of bad weather and tornadoes. The first tornado flipped a car over into the ditch and took the roof off a home. All involved were fine, thank the Lord!
The second tornado woke me up in predawn hours, resembling the sound of a train rumbling along its tracks. There was a visible path from my niece and brothers’ homes running through the woods, southeast towards our property. It took half the roof off my oldest brother’s home and tree tops towards our home. That was the first of three tornados that day, which touched down one mile from my home. The other two tornadoes that formed, snapped trees like twigs, uprooted some big oaks, damaged roofs, homes and destroyed a few barns.
Then along came Hurricane Zeta, August 28. It uprooted a few big trees in our yard, took more tops out of others, scattered billions of limbs and leaves and took half the top off our shed. Our home, for the most part, was ok. Again, a tornado coming through took the roof off my niece’s home this time, damaging the insides with rain, and my oldest brother’s roof was taken off AGAIN. There was a visible path toward our home once more.
With this year alone, 2020 held the record for 30 named storms. Hurricane Zeta made landfall on August 28, in my area, along with 11 others throughout the hurricane season. This beat 2005’s record of 28 named storms for the year —with the only difference of this year having 13 storms turn into hurricanes, compared to 2005’s 15.
Yes, this year has been like no other! Even through all this craziness, I can truly say I’ve been blessed! God has given me wonderful friendships here in this community. I’ve had lots of nature walks, walks by the beach. I’ve learned to not take anything or anyone for granted, especially freedom to worship.
So with all this being said…
Let This Be the Moment Now
Where we rub our eyes and ask ourselves the question, what vision will we have in 2021?
The Peace That Was Meant to Be
And HOPE. Let’s not forget that one!