“Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Awareness I might sense the slight tightening of a stitch, an awareness of being hemmed in, then easily miss the way you weave your miracles in the mundane. Unless my eyes are open, noticing, ready for a surprise, prepared to watch and see what lies behind the ordinary, then I could glimpse the deftly woven warp and weft of your holy threads, your embroidering. Although it is more than a visual response, more than a second glance required to observe a sacred hand at work, a gentle touch igniting the humble soil of earth. Because you ask me to look inwardly as well as outwardly, to catch the softest tread of your footsteps inside my expectant heart as you walk, fill it with your love, your presence, and your thoughts. © joylenton
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God… As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” ― Anne Frank, The Diary of A Young Girl
Loving Creator God,
We give you thanks and praise for creation’s stunning beauty and the soul soothing, calming effects it has on our minds and hearts. May we sense the safety of being hemmed in by your grace and love as we face tough situations and challenging circumstances. Help us to notice the way you skilfully weave the marvellous into the mundane for us to enjoy each day.. Heighten our awareness of being part of the miracle as we learn to appreciate these gifts to the full.