So that they might look for God, somehow reach for him, and find him. Of course, he is never far from any one of us.
Thought for the Day: God is with us always.
So many thoughts, so many prayers, so many busy days! For the first time in what seems forever, I sit on my patio in the back of our house, looking out into a lush area of gorgeous green trees and listening to the creek that runs by. After dropping one child off for a band trip very early this morning I am left with solace on a beautiful day. My husband, who has been going to physical therapy after knee surgery a couple of weeks ago, and my youngest child are sleeping in on this day leaving a feeling of peace for this very tired woman. Now I take in the beauty and the sounds around me
I look into the green that, during the spring and summer months, hides the many houses that can normally be seen in the fall and winter. I always look forward to the day each spring when the leaves thicken in the trees and the view of the houses fade. That is the day my backyard becomes a haven for me. That is the day I hear the creek more clearly and I hear the birds and other animals talking to each other. That is the day my heart feels a special peace. So, today, my heart feels at peace…at least for a moment.
Many days recently I have asked the question, “God, are you here?” and, “Where are you God?” in the midst of hectic schedules and deadlines. My answer comes in the form of my haven. God is always with me and as I turn my thoughts away from my inward “me” and turn my thoughts out toward the beauty of nature, He appears. Wait, He doesn’t appear right then because He has been there all along. He has waited for me to look toward Him because it is then I see Him more clearly.
For the moment, for this 25 minutes more before I prepare for my day, I look and see Him in all His glory. “Oh, the beauty of the trees, and the sound of the birds talking, and the beautiful sound of the creek are calling me to Him.” Ahh, He is here.
Prayer: Oh, God! You are all glorious and You are Here. Thank you for loving us enough to bring us to special havens where we can see you best. Thank you for moments of solitude and moments of Your nature. Be with us today that we can see You better. Help us focus our eyes on You today! Amen
Prayer Focus: Seeing God