Life is a series of moments. Things waiting to be discovered and experienced. Heightened hours to enjoy to the full and times of dark trial, trouble and tribulation. We’re on a journey where we find ourselves along the way. And a veritable trail of wonder, hopefully.
Though I usually attempt to freeze-frame wonder moments in a camera lens, God often whispers for me to desist, slow down and simply savour what I see. It’s as if those wondrous clouds, that scenic sky, floral beauty and trellis of trees were made just for me.
And in a way, they are. Because Jesus would have willingly gone to the cross if there had been only one of us in need of a Saviour. God spills out creation’s beauty as though it’s tailor-made for you and me.
I’m a woman on a mission, without leaving home. A soul on a quest to pursue beauty and seek wonder in the commonplace, as I look to discover God in the minutiae of my days.
He is here. The Holy One, King of heaven and earth , inhabits the ordinary. He’s longing to be found by questing minds and hearts. Is it easy? Not always. It takes determination and dedication to keep pressing in to sense the sacred in the secular. Is it worth it? Oh, yes!
In this moment
Lord of all life,
you are in this moment and that moment
In the weary, bleary half-awake
pyjama-clad, messy, undressed state
In all the dreary length of days and
heights of excitement along the way
In shrouded, clouded, muddled mind
and clarity bursts of the sudden kind
In biting tongue after harsh words
releasing good thoughts to be heard
In discouragement, hiding of face
then eyes lit up by glimmers of grace
In loneliness, absence of sound, and
having our friends and family round
In all our living, loving and giving
we rely on you for all receiving
Be in this moment and this hour
equip us with your wisdom and power
Sometimes our eyes need things enhanced or altered a little, as in the arty style photo of yellow roses below. They are enchanting in their own right, of course, though we can become jaded by the familiar and satiated with sameness. A little tweak from us (or a wake up call from God) is enough to awaken our hearts anew to the beauty of this moment, being present to His presence.