Looking out through the windowpane onto the cold water there is a hush over the lake, even the geese are quiet. I pull my quilt tight up around my shoulders. Once again I woke to a speckled gray dawn, but I can’t say I mind. It seems to have a calming affect, a quiet gift of the morning. I trust the sun to rise again! But for now, I am contented to view the beauty of this mellow dawn tucked in my little retreat, in the warmth of my chair, wrapped in a quilt of patchwork gray.
Maybe the reason the subdued colors feel as comforting as this quilt wrapped around my shoulders is because it is such a drastic contrast to the bold and crazy schedule of last week. Unexpected events have left my mind full and my body tired. That is when I know it is time to clear the noise! it is time to be quiet and to rest in the stillness of my Lord’s voice.
“Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for I trust in You;”
For me, that means I need to breath deeply and trust Him with each new step before me. I need to stop contemplating and problem solving what tomorrow may hold. Just like this morning, there is a gift when I can “be” in the moment that is before me.
Every breath is HIS!
It isn’t always easy to be right where you are, especially when there are events occurring that leave question marks for the future. However, no matter who we are, we are where we are! The difficult part…is accepting it!
“Teach me the way in which I should walk; for to You I lift up my soul.”
Today the sun may not be seen, but it is still there, and I also cherish the history of knowing I can trust it will always hold it’s position and it will surely shine brightly again. And, as much as there are some days that I love having the sun bright and bold in the sky, today is not one of them. Today, I am cherishing the tranquility of this moment. I am embraced by my God, as I accept this precious gift of the morning through a tiny treasure of being wrapped in a quilt of patchwork gray.
Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning;
For I trust in You;
Teach me the way in which I should walk;
For to You I lift up my soul.
(Psalm 143:8 NASB)