Finding God in Everyday Activities
"I remember thinking how beautiful it was to witness two dogs finding pleasure in one another’s company—tasting the rain upon their tongues and feeling the splashing water upon their backs."
“Be still, and know I am God…Psalm 46:10
Hallelujah! Spring is risen. I inhale April as if it’s the first time. For thirty years I’ve watched her awakening and for thirty years I’ve been purely delighted by the sight of her. It’s as if earth suddenly explodes with possibility and promise, with blessings and hope. This is the season I observe God wholly as He reveals Himself.
Spring is a Cathedral for the senses. Without an awareness of God, one cannot become intimate with Him. “Be still, and know I am God. “
Before work in the morning, I grab my steaming cup of coffee and soak up God. He never disappoints. One of my beloved God sights occurred last week before sunrise. I observed two dogs, walking fur in fur, ascending up Cody Avenue in pouring rain. I have no idea what they were saying to one another, but I remember thinking, how beautiful it was to witness two dogs finding pleasure in one another’s company—tasting the rain upon their tongues and feeling the splashing water upon their backs.
If God presents animals with the ability to savor and relish moments, how much more will he offer us?
Spring is a womb opening—with buzzing, flying, singing, humming, and blooming. Lemon-colored tulips are already rearing their gorgeous heads towards the heavens. My son, being thrilled by this event, tries pealing the silky petals. “Open, open, open,” he pleads.
I was reminded of human beings. God doesn’t want us to open up before our time either. He wants us to be sufficiently watered and pruned first; He wants us to experience His nurturing and cultivation. Hence, our petals can then extend gracefully and elegantly into creation.
When Lilacs swell into lavender cotton candy, my spirit performs a somersault; when the first Robin skims across the lawn in search of breakfast, my gratitude spills into the world; when the sky is highlighted with sapphire, scarlet, and tangerine, the splendor seeps into my bones like a kind of liquid bliss.
Sometimes I simply need to fall to my knees with benedictions and praise. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Sometimes I need to be still, acknowledging the God of everyday activities.
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