Something quite marvelous happened to me today. I didnít really notice it until late tonight. Donít think badly of me though. It is a frequent occurrence. Many of us take it for granted. And many more long for its simple pleasure. I just didnít think much of it throughout my day.
I was lost in thought while I went to the doctor. And though it was a good report, relief failed to remind me of it. Then the thought of getting older began to well up in my heart and the gift never crossed my mind.
On the drive home, the car radio started changing stations by itself; AM to FM, talk radio to commercials, rock toÖsomething. Knobs were so much more manageable than electronic tuners. Then I began wonder what ever happened to my little green transistor radio. I bought it after several visits to the drugstore with saved up money from my alloance. It was three blocks down the road from my house as a boy and uphill...both ways.
It was such a beautiful afternoon that I decided to apply finish to some woodwork in the back yard. Outside would be a great way to spend the next thirty minutes or so. The mountains to the east were still laced with white from recent snows. Clouds graced the sky overhead. And I donít know if crows flock, but there were several of them down the road over making allot of noise.
By midafternoon I realized that it was my turn to make dinner. There was a frozen chicken, some green chili, corn tortillas, cream of chicken soup and the will to make a big mess. The bird went into the pot, the chilies got peeled and the tortillas just sat in the refrigerator until everything else was done.
This evening I met my wife at church. A member passed away a few days ago and we celebrated his journey home. We sang songs that left us to ďonly imagineĒ and heard testimonies of a man whose imperfect life was made complete by love given and received.
Yes, something quite marvelous happened to me today. I walked in the mercy of God from morning till night.