I am sitting here in the Denver airport, waiting on a flight to another city, but I can’t help but consider how much Colorado has been a part of my life.
It’s where my son Josh went from a twinkle in his dad’s eye to God’s gift, I was here when John had to call and tell me his Dad was having a heart attack, its where I went to say good bye to Jake. Its where Jake spoke to God a lot on that summer he worked as a dude ranch. It’s where Bob and his brother and brother in law go hunting for elk almost every year.
My dream of three little sons, all following behind me like ducks, happened here, more than one of them took his turn in a backpack on my back, down snowy ski slopes.
I remember a lot about lots of time in the airports of this state. I never come here that I don’t think about the confluence of events that have shaped a surprisingly large part of my memories. I guess in some ways I am bound here by heartstrings, some that sing beautiful songs and some that hum more sad notes than I want to admit to sometimes.
In reality, Colorado is just another place on the planet and as a thinking person I probably cannot ascribe much to these events than coincidence and fate, some of my own making.
But.. I am human, and there is more to me than mind and my heart knows different. Although I have never done more than travel to here or through here, and being here means I am always away from home, I am glad that Colorado was once part of Texas. It makes all these things seem less… homeless. It provides a certain symmentry to things that have happened here when I get too sad. For some reason, one that I don’t care today to examine, that brings some solace and peace to me. This place, this state, these events are all part of who I am now and they and me are where I am supposed to be.
So the next time I come here, as I do today as I sit here, I will spend time thinking about my life and my God and my future.
Happy Monday ya’ll.. I hope that if you have a “Colorado” in your life, I hope that you let God do what He wants with you through it.
Bible Verse: Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you and watch over you.”