D… Depth, Yours and Mine

When cares abound within me,
your comfort gladdens my soul.”

Psalm 94:19

D is for Depth. Though I don’t use this word often enough in my writing, it is of great importance to me. I think you would agree that we all do our best work when we study the task before us inside and out. We go beneath the surface of appearances to be certain that we understand before we proceed.

Throughout my teaching career and my volunteer endeavors, I met the challenges of my students and those who needed me best when I took the time to explore beneath the surface with them. Many things simply aren’t what they seem to be.

Of all of life’s gifts, I think I appreciate most the understanding of another soul. What a gift it is when someone delves beneath the surface to discover what actually makes me tick! What a gift it is when I care enough to allow another to share the depths of his or her spirit with me! When we appreciate the value of depth, our lives become exponentially fuller.

Dear God, you reside within the depths of each one of us. Help us to find you within one another.

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