Lakeside visits from our sandhill crane family aren't as frequent, and I miss these stately prehistoric-looking birds that have inhabited the earth for 60 millions years. An epic line of creative longevity.
Recently, I caught a glimpse of Papa Sandhill standing in quiet reflection. Soaking his feet in the cool, shallow waters among a cluster of tall yellow lilies. A comforting picture of peace and stillness.
I remember Christ's teaching when it comes to worrying about tomorrow. (Matt. 6:28)
"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet, I say unto you, That even [King] Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."
A comforting reminder that God knows all of our needs and provides daily for our sustenance when we abide in Him.
What is your guardian angel whispering to you today? In the midst of turmoil, it's good to be still, and reflect on God's grace and mercy, to feel peace in the moment of outer chaos. To dwell in the inner silence and be thankful that all is well with your soul.
Love and peace,