More thoughts from my Deck Time, prompted by ‘God in the Yard’ (Spiritual Practice for the Rest of Us)**, an ongoing full stop in the middle of my days.
There’s a scientific rule, I think, about forward motion–the more intensely and quickly an object is moving, the harder it is to slow down. Something like that.
Here’s what I saw and heard:
The sky like pink tissue paper, full at the top with impending water, the silhouette of the trees, like some night-time frame.
The quieting chatter of the birds as they slip home to their nests, leave the feeders and hide for the evening in their bushy homes.
The softening sounds of children’s voices, calling out to friends below.
The wide, wide view, Creator-made, to fill me with the joy at his greatness and the gentleness of his voice to me, a friend of His in this wonder-filled world.
Take the time to stop. If it can’t be for an entire Sabbath day, find your Sabbaths in the ‘in-betweens’–30 minutes stolen away to be with your Creator.
He’s really into Show and Tell. Promise.
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