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Topic: Much Ado about Nothing (not about the play) (07/28/11)
TITLE: The Missed Meeting
By Veronica Winley
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and a large window looking out onto my rose garden. When the house is still,
the serenity quiets my spirit and helps prepare me for the day’s challenges. I meet the Lord there and He whispers peace to me. "Ahh."
Today the early morning beckons me to my place. Anticipated meeting. The table already holds my bible, my glasses, and my journal. I sink into the chair with a whispered invitation."Welcome Holy Spirit”
A sudden frown. Looking down, I see shoes near my chair. Not mine. Other clues. My bible’s open,the bookmark is in a different place. My special pen is gone, there’s a discarded napkin on my journal. Now I realize the window’s not raised to the height I like.
I’m annoyed. Who would dare? No one here really studies the Word but me.
My bible, my pen, my journal, my nook. Scowling, I kick the shoes aside and
close the bible. Did they read my journal? Those are God’s special words to me, during our time together.
Chin in hand, I gaze out the window at the approaching dawn. Peace is gone.
A freshening breeze carries the scent of roses but I don’t care. I can’t see the beauty of the sunrise, can’t hear the birds welcoming it, can’t hear the Spirit’s whisper. “Aren’t you glad they wanted to read it?”
Already in my mind I’m planning what to say. I’m going to let someone have it! Never touch my bible or my journal! Perhaps I’ll find another spot. Maybe the back porch – no one goes there much. Such a bother. Why can’t they leave my things alone?
No point in trying to have devotions today. The worshipful feeling’s gone.
The house begins to stir. I smell coffee. The back door opens. Someone has let the dog out. I pick up the offending shoes and go to find their owner. I hate to start my day this way. Do you see Lord, how they made me miss my time with you?
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