And there’s more, because, in the middle of all the Wow and not-so-wow of spring, I’m also living my life, which, it turns out, can distribute hard days in any season. So, I need reminders- to watch for the Wow, whatever else may be happening.
Maybe you need those reminders too....Here's what I've noticed recently as I’ve been watching for the Wow, for the new that springs up around me in the old café that is my life.
New colored leaves on same old trees,
New boots (sweet!) on tired old feet!
New varied hue in a worn-out shoe,
Signs of someone new in my same old pasture view.
(and, cow photobomb!)
New splash of orange that I know I did not seed here,
New pair of tweeters in a fixed-up old beater.
Shiny new iris, from my dear old aunt,
New crop of buttercups, old fence, slant.
And some days I forget to watch for the Wow.
but I don't even notice because I’m...
-thinking through a hard piece,
-trying to find my way back to truth when I’ve heard a lie.
I might be...
-wondering how long a situation will continue,
-doubting my ability to endure…
and then God shows up with a reminder that I cannot ignore, as happened on a particularly difficult day last week.
Yes, there were a thousand yellow rose petals scattered along the garden’s edge like fairy confetti, but I overlooked them...
I remembered the verse with which I had started the day:
Psalm 62: 8
Trust in (God) at all times, O people. (O Brenda.)
Pour out your heart before Him.
God is a refuge for us.
I had started my morning standing on that truth, but as the day passed, my thoughts wandered far from those words. A single rose petal drew me back to my Place of refuge, to the certainty of being remembered by the One who urged me to "pour out my heart."
I’d like to say I camped there for the rest of the day, but no.
Life is complicated, and…God is faithful.
Keep watching for the Wow!