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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Inspired by . . . a walk to the mailbox

 

It’s a cool morning. Or, should I say, cooler. Seventy-four is cool to me, but not most. It’s humid. My phone widget says 90%.

Damp. Steamy.

 

Fields

 

The earth feels heavy. The clouds are hugging her close.

I know my pant legs will get wet, but I don’t care as I head off across the fields to the mailbox. Not bills in my hand, but the ramblings of an 84 year old. I hope the recipients can read his writing. It’s worth the effort.

I side-step the evidence of deer gatherings and keep alert for hidden fawns under the low slung trees. The birds are chattering away, introducing each other to the day.

 

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I’m talking to God. Saying good morning, and thanking Him for the abundance of blessings.

My mind conjures up a tune, “The birds are singing and all is right with the worl –“

Except it’s not. The needle skips across the vinyl and comes to a screeching halt.

I look up at the sky. A slice of blue reminds me that there are others looking up too.

 

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But they’re not hearing bird song in background of their world.

And my heart breaks. Again. For the millionth time over the suffering in the world.

Marana tha!

Come, Lord Jesus!

And yet, I know why He tarries.

But do not forget one thing, my dear friends!

There is no difference in the Lord's sight between one day and a thousand years; to Him the two are the same.
The Lord is not slow to do what He has promised, as some think.

Instead, he is patient with you, because He does not want anyone to be destroyed,

but wants all to turn away from their sins.  2 Peter 3:8-9

I’m grateful.

Grateful, yet longing.

I raise the red flag and turn back.

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My heart still heavy with prayers, I gaze back over the fields.

There is suffering here too, Lord.

 

Shadow

 

A scissor-tail flies overhead, directing my gaze upward.

The clouds are loosening their grip. Pinks and yellows are staining the edges of the clouds.

 

Clouds

 

I’m filled with the assurance that His ways are good. And just. And right.

That all truly is – will be – right with the world.

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.

In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer;

I have overcome the world.  John 16:33

 

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Because of Him.

 

Shalom,

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16 comments:

  1. This was so beautiful! The words, the photo's, the heart! I am stopping by from Jennifer's place today where we are neighbors! I am so glad I did!

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  2. ... maybe we do our best praying ... and writing, as we go about our daily tasks, my friend.

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  3. Beautiful sentiments of otherwise ordinary moments!

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  4. I love reading your Godly thoughts, June. My heart aches for all that is happening in the world. All we can do is pray and lift others up when possible. The photo of the crape myrtle is amazing. So full and rich in color.

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  5. Beautiful scenery to inspire your thoughts! No need to travel far from home if we open our eyes to our surroundings...and you do!

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  6. beautiful post. thank you for sharing your beauty.

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  7. I would love, love to receive something in the mail from an 84-year-old. I do enjoy the benefits of instant communication, but I miss the exciting days of opening the mailbox to receive a real letter.

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  8. thanks for this lovely post. You have a wonderful way with words.

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  9. Such a heartfelt post. Praying with you. Your photos were lovely too. That red bush was so pretty.

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  10. Your words are beyond wonderful! I found myself nodding in agreement with every sentence. Your ending scripture passage and photo are perfect. :-)

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  11. What a great reminder as our day is good and we are sharing God's wonder that others may not be. My heart is heavy today with the news that a virtual friend that I met on a writing group about 7 years ago and later became my friend on Facebook may be in her final days after the news of just a month ago that she has bone cancer. Technology had allowed me to get to know this woman and her sharings of family so many states away from me, and it was sad news from her family posted yesterday evening. Her name is Deb. Although with the heavy heart, your words are such a tribute to his waiting for us and the continued beauty of his world. Love your photos you shared along with the picture. :)

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  12. I just adore you and this is simply beautiful. xoxo

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  13. Beautiful post and your images a so lovely.

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  14. This is like opening a devotional book...beautiful images, and words. Thank you for sharing.

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