Before 6:00 a.m. this morning, Elliot took the trash can down the driveway for pick up. The sky was so beautiful, he invited me to step outside and take a look. I slipped on my shoes and together we stood in the moonlight gazing up at the stars. The balmy sky revealed a full moon shining over the still pasture. Above the treetops, a rainbow circled the moon, enhancing her radiant glow. I watched a veil of wispy clouds swiftly sail across her face, and fade away. To her left, a tiny star shone bright in the night as if keeping the moon company. Playfully, I wondered if the moon had a guardian angel.
I was thankful for the glorious view of the bigger picture. A welcomed contrast from the stormy, wind-filled skies of Nicole's fury yesterday. Now, a stillness filled the morning air, as if washed with angels--something sacred and holy was happening before daybreak on 11/11.
Thank you for your prayers and spiritual support during our second major storm. Please remember the people living on the East coast beaches in your prayers. They took a big hit.
Yesterday morning we found comfort in reading the Nov. 10th message in God Calling for the day. The timing was perfect, and I share it with you to offer encouragement and strength during these times of trouble:
"REMEMBER that life's difficulties and troubles are not intended to arrest your progress, but to increase your speed. You must call new forces, new powers into action.
Whatever it is must be surmounted, overcome. Remember this.
It is as a race. Nothing must daunt you. Do not let a difficulty conquer you. You must conquer it.
My strength will be there awaiting you. Bring all your thought, all your power, into action. Nothing is too small to be faced and overcome. To push small difficulties aside is to be preparing for big troubles. Rise to conquer. It is the path of victory I would have you tread. There can be no failure with me."
Later this morning, while putting things in order after Nicole, I grabbed the large, heavy Psalm 91 statue tucked away in the garage to move it outdoors again.
To my surprise, a small gecko poked his head out from under the angel's wing. Instead of scurrying away like in the past, he rode her wing to freedom. Fearlessly delivered by an angel, he was set free in the sunshine. I realized it was an angel message for me. Over the last month, the wayward gecko wasn't willing to cooperate whenever a helping hand was offered to set him free.
Today was effortlessly different.
The symbolism brought a much needed smile. Psalm 91 helped me find peace in the storm. The angels given charge over us in Psalm 91 are real guardians. It is a powerful psalm of protection and guidance.
I recalled a lizard represents letting go of old fear, and also a symbol of dream-time. With the help of our guardian angel, we, too, may find peace and freedom from fear, and find God's Love in the light of a new day.
Love and peace,
God Calling, A.J. Russell