“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him not anything was made that was made. - John 1: 1-2
“. . . thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.” – 2 Corinthians 2:14
At four and a half years of age, our daughter Stephanie was a free, unrestrained spirit. She appeared so minute, as she examined the over-rip clouds in the sky. She often shared the heavens with me in similes, metaphors, and exclamations:
“Mommy! The sky is moving!”
“See the clouds swimming in the sky!”
“Mommy! Who painted the sky?”
“Does God have a great big paintbrush,Mommy?”
“Mommy, God’s moon is walking with me!”
“God’s stars are winking at me!”
“I’m glad God shares beautiful things with us, aren’t you, Mommy?!”
Now, years later, the news media bombards us with hurricanes, torrential rains, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes destroying homes and lands. It flashes the moral decay of men and women who, politically religiously, lead our nation. It fills the airways with the assassinations of world leaders, the threat of nuclear war, and world oblivion. It brings into our homes crime, violence, gangs, and the illegal use of drugs. It speaks to us of the hungry, the diseased, the dying - of shattered homes and broken lives; and it fills our minds with thoughts of bankruptcies, poor economy, and deep recession.
When I can see no reason in it all, I return to the Windowsill of Heaven where I am reminded of the unquestioned trust of a little child in “heavenly things,” and I find God there – still just as real, still just as near as He was in those shared moments with Stephanie.
I focus my eyes on Him, “who made heaven and earth and everything therein.” I kneel and pray, “Lord, when I cannot see the purpose, when I can’t answer the “whys,” keep me walking by faith. Continue to remind me that You still are in charge and that You do no make mistakes.”
As I rise to face the world again, His moon “walks with me,” and His stars “wink at me” - and the child in me knows that there will come a day when we shall have the answers – a day when we shall see God and know Him!
Thought for this day:
Am I focused on God who is in charge of all things and who never makes mistakes?
From prayer’s windowsill:
Thank You, Lord, for “being there” in every thing, in every time . . . and for always being in charge.