two things are true when the pieces don’t fit

Recently I visited Fort Sheridan Beachon the north shore of Lake Michigan and this is what I saw as I got out of the car.

view of ft. sheridan beach

By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being.  Romans 1:20

This. This is why I come here
Here I am reminded
of your existence,
of your character,
And why I can trust you
when the pieces don't fit.
To the north I see your handiwork.
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To the south it continues
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And I am reminded.
I can hold in tension 
two truths about life 
Sometimes it's hard,
           desperately 
                     difficult
Sometimes it's good, 
             heart-stoppingly
                        beautiful
And You are
present In both.
For today
it’s enough for me.
Diana Trautwein - Living the Questionsjoining with with Diana Trautwein (Just Wondering), in her continuing series on "Living the Questions."  Topic: “Holding it together when the pieces don’t fit. Click HERE and join the conversation at Diana's blog, including the comments for more on this topic (adding this page to my Life Lesson's book:} 
sbc two truths