Lately, Micah has been helping me water the lawn. It is a contemplative practice of sorts, quiet and serene. A patient time to do little more than direct the nozzle so that the water can replenish the earth.
But with Micah as my helper, the chore takes on a whole new dimension. He loves to run through the water; to help hoist, hold, and recoil the hose. I marvel at his sheer delight in such a simple task.
What a joy to have his company in the garden! Perhaps this is what God intended when He created Eden. That is what I think of again and again as an arc of rainbow appears. Micah is my living hope.
For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100:5 NAS)
Yesterday, I was at an amusement park with my three year old grandson. As he went around and around on the swings, he looked for me and waved. At one point, the ride was going so fast that he became disoriented – looking backwards instead of directly towards me.
This reminded me of our lives. Sometimes we look all around, but not directly at God. When our eyes meet, we smile with delight. Imagine how joyful that moment of connection is for God !
Rest invites a quiet mind.
Like comfort food, comfort sounds give a sense of ease and belonging that soothes the soul. What sounds bring you comfort? Take the time to listen.
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Cultivate a healthy relationship with time. There is a Celtic saying, when God made time, he made ample of it. Time is life giving.
Soar towards what delights the soul!
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