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I love the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull, which has so many wonderful quotes and so much hidden wisdom.
I also love the musical interpretation which Neil Diamond gave to the words and also added some of his own.
My favourite is this one: ‘Be – as a page that aches for a word which speaks on a theme that is timeless.’
Sometimes when I come to write ‘Thought’, I have no idea what to say.
My mind is empty and as I sit before a blank page, I think maybe people think it’s time I stopped ‘thinking’ as it has been 10 years now.
However, I thought about the empty page waiting quietly for some words, and I thought about the theme that is indeed ‘timeless’.
That, of course, has to be God, the timeless one, the infinite one, the one who was before time, is in time, and will be after time.
Where do I begin, I thought?
Another song popped into my head, and the words seemed also to speak to me of God, of his love, in fact of the greatest love story ever told. The story of God’s love for each one of us.
It goes like this:
‘Where do I begin,
To tell the story of how great a love can be,
The sweet love story that is older than the sea,
The simple truth about the love he brings to me,
Where do I start?’
If we were to write about God’s love, we could use up every tree in the world for it is infinite, and that love story continues in each one of us.
There will be no blank pages for the story never ends.