a cog in somethin’ turning

About 40 years ago, Joni Mitchell wrote a song about a traveler … going to join a rock and roll band.  Part of the song goes like this …

Well, then can I roam beside you? 
I have come to lose the smog, 
And I feel myself a cog in somethin’ turning. 
And maybe it’s the time of year, 
Yes and maybe it’s the time of man. 
And I don’t know who I am, 
But life is for learning. 

These words resonate tonight … I feel myself a cog in somethin’ turning … and I can’t always see just what that something is.  I don’t always know who I am … I agree that life is for learning …

And the learning requires stepping out … choosing a path … exploring the possibilities …

Robert Frost wrote in his famous poem, “The Road Not Taken”

I shall be telling this with a sigh 
Somewhere ages and ages hence: 
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— 
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference

Tonight the scripture in Romans 12 comes to mind … Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

The power of his spirit
The presence of his spirit
Transformed … his work in me
Transforming … his work through me
His work
His power, his presence

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