As I was curled up here on the couch early this morning, thinking about the Lord and my conversations with him, the sun began to slowly rise outside. It was beautiful. The sunlight crept up through the darkness and a glow of reds, oranges and golds began its leisurely climb across the sky. It made me smile. The light began to shine through our glass door and progressively a beam of light began to form in the room. Just as a small child, I was drawn to watch the small particles of dust drifting through the light. They just floated here and there with a random dust patterns. The heater kicked on and the particles began to dance. Here I was witness to such a fascinating show, forgetting that it was happening like this around me every single day at every single moment. I just was not in a place to witness this all the time. It brought me back to Jesus. A message to share with my children today.
It reinforced the fact that the Lord is always with us. Just like the dust in the air, as a metaphor. We do not see the soot in the air. We do not feel the dust flakes in the air most of the time. We breathe in the bits of grime in the air with every life giving breath we take. We know that it is there, all around us every moment of every day, yet we choose to not think about it. Then when we finally slow down, take a quiet moment of peace, catch a glimpse of the dust in the light and are reminded and amazed at all the little fragments that fill up the space we choose to see as empty. The Lord is always with us, more than their are cinders in the air, He is with us. He consumes the space around us with His presence and His love! We may not be so privileged as to physically see Him or feel Him every moment, yet that does not take away from the fact that He is there! He is in every breath we take! He is in us and alive! We just have to realize it and look for Him. He never leaves us, ever. We just forget to look for Him sometimes in our lives,that are so filled with the hustle and bustle of keeping up with the “Jones Family”. We forget who and what is truly important. The Lord is the reason for living, not because the alarm clock went off and I have responsibilities. Like, the kids need breakfast, husband needs his laundry clean, I have a bible study to prepare for, oh darn we have to get to MOPS today! No, that is the extra fluff. That is just another opportunity to praise the Lord in a different arena For He will be with me as I make breakfast for the kids. Thank you Jesus for food to nourish my children. He is with me as I wash my loving husbands laundry. Thank you Jesus for such an amazing husband. Thank you for providing my husband with a job that I can wash his clothes for and a way I can serve him. He is with me as I prepare for bible study. Thank you Jesus for Your Word to guide my footfalls in life. He is with me at MOPS. Thank you Jesus for surrounding me with God loving women who want to worship you and raise their children to do the same.
I want to bask in my moments of sunshine with the Lord. They are just a tiny glimpse of what the Lord has in store for us in heaven. A reminder of the warmth of His love that was bought at a price, for me and you. Thank you Jesus for being with me always, even when I forget you are there. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for being my light.