I’m thankful for this freezing rain, wet snow and foggy day. I needed a day when all my commitments were cancelled because of the weather.
Last week brought some unexpected trials and consequently, I put all the day-to-day responsibilities on the back burner. The two muscle relaxing pills that I took to ease my back spasm didn’t contribute to any productivity either – they put me asleep for a long winter’s nap on Saturday afternoon.
Today is a new day. A quiet day.
Danae is at home resting after her car accident. She is still very sore and recuperating from a concussion, whiplash and a great deal of soft tissue damage. I want to communicate my sincere thanks to all of you who prayed for our daughter this past week – I know it meant so much to Danae, knowing that people were thinking of her. Apparently, she’s starting to go a little stir crazy today, sitting at home and doing nothing but I know that she continues to marvel at the fact that she’s alive. She hopes to be able to return to work next week.
This morning, I saw this picture on Daily Encouragement Net, an on-line Bible teaching ministry of Stephen & Brooksyne Weber. Notice the skates hanging at the back of the buggy and the beautiful shadows of the wagon wheels.
I love the fact there is unexpected beauty in every day – simple moments and pictures that speak to the heart. You can’t always explain why they move you…they just do. I wake up in the morning, looking for these moments. Even in the most difficult and dreary of days, they are there..waiting to be beheld.
It reminds me of a picture that my very talented niece took years ago.
This bowl of colorful, swirling soup hangs in our guest room and every time I go in there to vacuum or change the sheets, I see an angel in the picture…and it makes me smile. It lifts my spirit. ( Can you see the angel?)
It’s good to expect great things from God. The abundant life includes these simple but glorious moments of delight…but it takes discipline to anticipate and look for His creative hand on your day.