It is not the thought of death that brings me sadness but it is the thought of separation from Gods beautiful creation.
I just cannot fathom not being able to see the sunrise or see the evening time as it gathers shadows along the hillside. I like watching the sun drop behind the mountain side as it screams out with golden sparkles all over the tops of the trees and I find myself trying to look directly into the glare cupping my hands above my eyes trying to see God in the last drops of light, because I know he is there. He is there just as sure as my name is Mary Alice Bush Bowles.
I love to feel the peace inside my car with all the windows rolled up and listening to my favorite radio station. I can almost here him say, “Come up hither,” as I listen to the song, “I will rise when He calls my name, no more sickness, no more pain!”
I particularly like to be driving down that one little road where my sister told me not to drive on. It is a know gossip that pot smokers and dope peddlers gather on that back road and do their little business
But me, I know that I meet with God over there on that beautiful road as I watch the little scurrying animals run from one side of the road to the other. On an autumn day like today, one can watch the gold and yellow leaves floating and circling trying to find just the right spot to lay down and die. The wind swoops them up and carries them exactly where they don’t want to be and then I giggle a little giggle because I know that God is there.
Today, I took the road less traveled on my way home from my daughter Chastity’s house. It was sprinkling a slight little sprinkle, and then the peace of God swallowed me up, because I just love to see little sprinkles rise and fall on the windshield as I’m driving down that road, don’t laugh, but I love to be able to turn the button on the windshield wipers and watch the rain drops go swish swash as I’m driving down the road. I can hear Him as the wind shield wipers clatter from side to side to the tune of, “Amazing love, how could it be that you my King would die for me”?
I watched as the red and blue of a Northern Cardinal and Blue Jay took flight at the same time off the side of the road. My car had disturbed their little eating place. They spread their wings in unison and took off toward the highest tree.
Just think, one day very soon God will send his Son to get us and we will take flight and fly into the heavens where there will never be another pain or another heart ache.
THANK YOU JESUS FOR YOUR AMAZING LOVE
And then this:
1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.