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Wow! What a beautiful story, sad, loneliness and the presence. Loved this.
Nice 15 mins of uninterrupted inner expression. It read just as smooth. With gratitude 😎👍
Every window has a story going on behind the glass - proposals, family feuds, breakups, Sunday or Wednesday night dinners, family game nights, cramming for exams, card games. Keeping track of everything would be a tremendous task, & also QUITE POSSIBLY an invasion of privacy.....
I thought I had posted this comment after reading your wonderful mysterious story but since I didn’t see it here, I’ll add it to the rave reviews which you definitely deserve!
So fascinating Richard! 🤗
Please forgive me for such a wordy comment but the mystique of the walk you described reminds me of my daily walk in getting to know and understanding God’s Word more intimately each day. I guess you could say, I’m “on a voyage of discovery!”
There is an inner and outer play of thought within your story that caught my senses as valuable, just as the Bible describes our inner world with the Holy Spirit, as one of “Devine knowledge”.
In John 14:26 Jesus told his disciples, “the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you”.
You wrote, “Fear, a natural component of the night in the city, seemed dissolved with the water falling from above.”
We are taught that the Holy Spirit lives within us and is our source of “wisdom, understanding, counsel, power, guidance, and freedom.” To know God is to live without fear, yet fearfully honor Him for our own sake!
Importantly, there is an outer world that is described in your story and within the Bible that reads:
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
On the walk you first described the tranquility of the lighting, the rain coming down while noting the emptiness of the streets writing, “Walking through the city was a joy. The reflections and sparkling lights, the gloss and deepness of the colours, natural and artificial, warmed the soul!” This is how I believe walking through life with God should feel! “Joyous!” “Warming the soul!”
And then, when entering the residential neighborhood you wrote, “where the mood seemed slightly more sinister.” This relates to me the warnings we are provided within the Bible “to be aware of the principalities of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places!”
Maybe this inner and outer world I detected within your own story, I am attempting to describe in a biblical sense to relate that though “I’m not sure where I am heading” most days, I know within my spirit that I “only need to continue to walk” with God. Though at times we may feel alone, I know we are never without the comfort of God and the Holy Spirit lighting and guiding our way, He has promised us, if only we would acknowledge His Son and ask for His forgiveness and grace! 💫 🙏🏻