Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Inspiration Station For All In Need This Morning
Surely the Lord is in this place Genesis 28 -16
I’m a college grandma in a fall semester fiction-writing course.
One evening I was to introduce an essay on the significance of a place in fiction writing. Author Eudora Welty emphasized seeing the place through eye of discovery. The tired and overlooked and familiar setting, newly awakened , can deepen the meaning of the story.
As I drove onto the campus up a long hill, I was dazzled by a sinking sun making flaming torches of red-orange maple leaves. A quartet of girls walked down the grassy slope toward a grove of trees. One broke free walked down the grassy slope toward a grove of trees. One broke free from the group and flung herself down on a crunchy cushion of leaves hunched beneath a tree. She lay on her back swinging her arms and legs making a leaf angel. I’d made snow angels, but angels in leaves were novelty.
Suddenly – I wasn’t driving to class on an ordinary autumn evening I was discovering place-a place ablaze in sunset, transformed by a leaf angel, celebrated with youthful exuberance; place possessed of meaning that that quickens me each time I visit or remember it. I wonder, how might I will be revitalized if I began to see my life through eyes of discovery, if I looked for fresh meaning in my daily routine and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I do know it”?
Ever-[present God who fills “all in all” (Ephesians 1:23) fill whatever I am with awareness of You.
Author Carol Knapp