Shining Moments

Jul 11, 2012

It was such a little thing at the time.

A small chipmunk running across low the stone wall.

We watched it scurry back and forth

    seemingly enjoying being the center of our attention.

My thoughts turned to the cold winter months wondering how he even survived

    up north.

How ever he did, this lively chipmunk was another one of God’s gifts.

Small in size but one of God’s creations.


And then a few days ago driving down the street

   we watched as a ground-hog tried to make his way across.

Those words “Oh look” had just been uttered

  when we saw him hit.

My heart sank.

For a few minutes there was silence in the car.

How sad it all was.

A little thing.


I hardly think so.

I honestly believe that God cares.

Since we read “But not a sparrow can fall without your Father knowing it.” (Matthew    10:29

   I know He cares.

   I know His heart is touched.

And if He cares for the sparrows and chipmunks and ground hogs, etc

   most certainly He cares for you and me.

Whatever touches us

      touches His Heart.

He is moved by our pain.

He is with us in our deepest valley. He is with us in our greatest triumph.


For the past few days I have struggled to write and put on a blog

     It has been difficult to connect with the internet.

I would just begin to load something

    and we would lose service.

    For hours.

So much of our world today is now dependent on the internet.

Everything stopped

   and it seemed there was nothing I could do to change it.


   there was.

I prayed

   and prayed

       and prayed.

And as I prayed I felt the soothing of His gentle Presence.

He had it all under His control.

In His time He would get us connected.

But for now I needed to wait on Him and trust.


A small thing, for sure, as you look at the bigger picture of life.

But I knew God cared.

My heart was stayed on Him.

So today when it got repaired

    and I’m finally able to quickly do so many things on the internet.

my heart rejoices and praises the One Who knows every detail of our lives

   and keeps loving us along life’s journey.

Teach me to trust, O Lord

   like all your created beings

     and to rest in Your Peace.




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