It does not exist in nature."
When we live life as an adventure, we realize that that security is a rare commodity, and that adventure contains risk. The global economy experienced a security breach as our financial institutions unfortunately realized that security can often be a superstition, that right when we think we have everything covered…there always remains the potential for the unexpected.
Security does not exist in nature is a compelling thought…there is raw, natural beauty, but it is always at the disposal of other elements. In an instant that which exuded sheer loveliness can be trampled, crushed or otherwise hurt. There is always a bigger animal, a more threatening danger…true, security is definitely lacking in nature.
As I think through the security question, it does strike me that while security in the realms of the emotional, physical or financial is fleeting…security in the spiritual is the bedrock of our faith. In fact, the only way we can truly live life as an adventure is if we have activated the spiritual component of our lives.
When we know, trust and experience that God is, and that God is actively involved…then we are able to trust in the storm, have faith when our security is breached, and find hope when we have spent our last bit of energy trying to control that which is uncontrollable.
I think Helen was on to something…faith creates the possibility of adventure; adventure embraces risk; risk creates a lack of security; trust in God overrides and keeps us moving forward even when life isn't fair…and that my friends is an adventure.
Thoughts on the quote?