Bending toward the sun…unedited…

I’ve been admiring a plant my mother has on her back porch. Mom has a green thumb; I am only an admirer.

“What are those,” I asked mom, while we sat out on the back porch. “Those are weak looking things.”

“I don’t know what those are, Possum. They bend toward the sunlight.”

After losing friends and family those words struck home for me. “They bend toward the sun.” I’ve chewed on those words for two days.

The world is a mess, and it’s getting worse by the day. There’s sunlight out there, but sometimes we have to bend toward it. No matter how dark the night, light gets in.

Sometimes it gets in because we’re broken, but still…

When I go see my mother, I walk back on her porch. Those weak flowers are bent over in the direction of the sunlight. Straining against the dark, reaching for the sun.

I think of where I’ve come from, and what God delivered me from. In my mind I see myself straining against the oppressiveness of the dark, reaching toward the light.

There’s a hope for a better tomorrow. It won’t always be dark, light will find its way through-if we bend toward the light.

Published by frontporchmusings694846020

I am a good ole country boy residing in North Mississippi. I love to read, fish, hunt, hike and go to garage sales. Flea markets are a passion of mine. I read anything, but some of my favorites are: Dean Koontz, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, Shakespeare, and I possess a fondness for the writings of William Faulkner and Mark Twain. If I am forced to choose, I prefer baseball to football. I enjoy Alabama football (Roll Tide)! My baseball teams include: The Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox. I am divorced, the father of two daughters and live by myself with Chunk and Roscoe (my dogs).

One thought on “Bending toward the sun…unedited…

  1. Yup! We all need to bend toward the SON….He alone give light in the darkness.

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