“Why don’t I do this more often?”
That is what I am asking myself as I sit in this quiet idyllic moment. All is right with the world. Not really, but for now I am remembering that God is in complete control. It’s amazing how that foundational truth frees me up to relax. And in this moment of peace I am filled with awe of the simple pleasures in my life.
…sitting on my screen porch wrapped in a blanket
….watching the slow setting of the sun
…the graceful movements of the pink clouds
…the sweet aroma of my lilac bushes
…Buddy, the wonder-dog, sleeping
….the birds serenading me
All I am observing points to a creative God who coordinates the universe to the cellular detail. And Scripture teaches me that God cares more for me than the birds of the air and the flowers of the field. He created me. He knows the plans He has for me. He knows how the details will work together. I need to remember that the next time l begin to hyperventilate over what I cannot control or don’t understand. I suppose peace flows out of a deep trust in my Heavenly Father.