|April 21, 2017|
It comes from a little poem by E.E. Cummings, that I mentioned before.
The poem has to do with doing what you do beyond because. It makes me think of carrying on without any particular reason. No matter what. It makes me think of being who you are and putting one foot in front of the other even when you're not sure what you're actually doing or even why you're doing it.
It's living life without having to explain things every step of the way. The because is implied in the doing and because of that it stretches beyond it. It's a given.
One thing I want to be a given about me is my faith in God. I want my walk with Him to be THE thing that IS the because. THE thing that stretches beyond it. Every now and then I meet people like that. It's an admirable quality and seeing it expressed in another person is always a gift.
Like the lark who wings his why beyond because, these people know what it is to do what we were created to do and to keep doing it.
The lark of this poem won't let me be. I'm a person that is obsessed with whys and becauses and yet longs for diligence to carry on. The lark doesn't worry about those things. He flaps and flies and carries on because that's what he was made to do. The because is implied and the why is lived.
God intends for His people to be such larks. Winging our why beyond because by His strength and for His glory, now and forever. We see His grace in one another and the why is beautiful and the because is understood.
Here's to winging our why beyond because...Whatever it may be!