Talon’s Point of the Day – Feb 26th, 2021 “Paths”

I believe I’ve touched on this in the past but humor me if you’ve heard me talk about this before.

Over the years I’ve had numerous discussions with family and friends about how someone dear to our hearts often moves on from the relationship, or how sometimes we were that person who moves on out of some sense of personal purpose. Often someone is left shedding tears over it or in some way grieving (been there numerous times myself). I usually suggest (or remind myself of) an analogy of two people walking their own paths that converge in some way then later diverge when their paths necessarily continue on with differing trajectories. It could even be two on the same path but one seems to be pressed to walk faster so at some point communication ceases from the growing distance. Other times it’s more like meeting at an intersection. Perhaps its a first encounter, or an opportune moment to catch up with an old friend once again. Eventually the moment must pass and the purpose that brought us together must now carry us apart once again.

We’ve all had these encounters. Sometimes only pleasure comes from the moment. Other times a bittersweet taste remains as we sense a lost opportunity to have enjoyed more, perhaps lingering a few moments longer. Nevertheless we should cherish the moments God gives us with each other, for far too often we will discover our paths will never meet again.

Talon’s Point of the Day is meant to be concise yet thought provoking. If you are impacted feel free to share the point with others, with or without citation.

Talon’s Point of the Day – Feb 24th, 2021 “Our God Is In Control”

I may have posted this song by Steven Curtis Chapman before but I’ve been pondering the subject of losing someone we love. Sometimes it is a physical death, like the death of SCC’s daughter that inspired this song. Or it may be the death of a marriage, or any number of possibilities that result in grieving over someone held so dear but no longer in our lives. I thought of writing something about the process of dealing with the missing piece of our heart when this occurs, and sometimes the finality of the loss, but instead, I think I will just let the words of this song speak, including the hope that can be found even in grief.

If you’re dealing with grieving over someone just remember, God is still truly in control, and He will bring you through the sorrow if you cling to Him.