Sunday, October 25, 2009
Autumn Day in the Country
"The Lord is near, to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth." Psalm 145:18... What a glorious day in the country---trees of gold, red, russets, with green pines interspersed, cool, but sun shining...and family together, all ages, enjoying each other and God's creation. Children getting to touch cattle, to see a new born baby calf and rub his back, and then all of us enjoying a meal together. Just think of the small graces and gifts from God we take for granted, the miracles of daily living we toss aside as normal days and never think of what gifts they are! Maybe when life may be limited by illness the occasion comes to really, really appreciate the mundane, to look at what we daily do and see these tasks as special, the ability to do this work as true gifts from God. As I feel the experimental chemicals doing their work in my body and feel not as well, I am even more "frantic" and that is not good, as God tells us to "not be anxious"...but there is so much I need to do and wonder when, if, how, why, and all these things-- that would mar this wondrous autumn day.