Home has been busy with all kinds of dynamics relating to 19 and 22 year olds. There is much to pray for.
A surprise email from a friend Debby encouraged me. She asked if she could include my "poem" in a book she is compiling. What poem? It seems I had forgotten about the little piece. It was actually part of a blog post I wrote over a year ago. She emailed the piece to me, and it spoke to me. Maybe it will encourage you too.
(During a quiet time, I read the words of Jesus in Matthew 6.)
My Burden and the Birds
"Look at the birds of the air."
Okay, Lord, I'll go outside and look at the birds.
"They do not sow or reap."
"You're right, Lord. They just swoop down and pluck snacks out of the grass.
"They don't store anything away in barns."
They certainly don't seem to be worrying about the future.
"They don't need to. I take care of them one day at a time."
Are you saying you will take care of my needs, one day at a time, too?
"You are more valuable to me than a bird."
Thank you. Will you take care of my family's needs too?
"Yes, and you won't add a single hour to your life by being anxious."
I'll try to be more like the birds.
....I wish I could fly.
"Seek first the kingdom of God and you will fly, just like they do."