My quiet nook has a comfy chair, a small table with a just right lamp
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 dayís 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 SpiritĒ
A sudden frown. Looking down, I see shoes near my chair. Not mine. Other clues. My bibleís open,the bookmark is in a different place. My special pen is gone, thereís a discarded napkin on my journal. Now I realize the windowís not raised to the height I like.
Iím 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 Godís 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 donít care. I canít see the beauty of the sunrise, canít hear the birds welcoming it, canít hear the Spiritís whisper. ďArenít you glad they wanted to read it?Ē
Already in my mind Iím planning what to say. Iím going to let someone have it! Never touch my bible or my journal! Perhaps Iíll find another spot. Maybe the back porch Ė no one goes there much. Such a bother. Why canít they leave my things alone?
No point in trying to have devotions today. The worshipful feelingís 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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