Today was cold and rainy, much of it was spent indoors. Although the weather was dismal with a high of only 65 degrees, I have to say I’d rather be here than back home boiling in the 99 degree heat advisory!
Nora had a visit today from Susan who has been following the blog and then literally had Nora show up practically next door to her house! Nora has certainly shrunk the world down to size of a marble! It was so wonderful to meet you, Susan! Nora thanks you for her adorable Les Cheneaux t-shirt!
After the soaking rain, and everyone had left for dinner, I took Nora down to the lake. It was just God, Nora and I with a lone gull off in the distance. The vastness of the sky was astonishing, as if I’ve never quite noticed it before. I inhaled deeply, trying to savor and fully appreciate the chilly pine-infused air. Nora, wrapped in a blanket, dozed off to sleep as I bounced her in my arms. I paced the span of the dock, and thanked God for her. A beautiful bird song emerged in response from the woods despite the gloomy gray backdrop. I was reminded of today’s page in my Jesus Calling devotional:
As you listen to birds calling to one another, hear also My Love-call to you. I speak to you continually: through sights, sounds, thoughts, impressions, scriptures. There is no limit to the variety of ways I can communicate with you. Your part is to be attentive to My messages, in whatever form they come. When you set out to find Me in a day, you discover that the world is vibrantly alive with My Presence. You can find Me not only in beauty and birdcalls, but also in tragedy and faces filled with grief. I can take the depest sorrow and weave it into a pattern for good.
Search for me and My messages, as you go through this day. You will seek me and find Me when you seek Me with your whole being.
What a beautiful truth.
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.
(Jeremiah 29:13 NLT)
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
(John 10:27 NLT)