The family had a movie to watch, but I had already spent enough time in front of the TV for one day. I needed time alone.
Time where no one would be talking. Where no one would ask me a question, or tell me a story, or try to make me laugh…
Time to think, pray, sing, wonder and listen.
I grabbed my pillow, put on flannel PJs, found my favorite quilt and headed for my chosen destination: the swing in my backyard. The night was windy, but that only added to the feeling of mystery as I watched the clouds being pushed across the sky. The lights from the city didn’t allow for many stars to be seen, but one stubbornly poked through the darkness to allow a flickering attraction: a place to focus my attention.
“O God of the stars, the sun and the moon, O God of the wind and the seas;
Though You’re everywhere how amazing it is that You can be here with me!
The uncharted craters of planets beyond, You know like the palm of Your hand.
And yet, You’re concerned with my little world; Oh help me to understand!
I know that miracles happen to people like me the moment we dare to believe.
For we are the object of God’s mighty love: Love greater than our little minds can conceive!
The stars will collide. The sun will grow dim. This whole universe will pass away.
But nothing can change the promise that He made…and Christ in my heart…will stay!”
As I lay there on the swing, feeling the wind pushing me, imagining I am being held in His arms,
…wondering at the majesty of His creation…
I had a moment with God.
Then, I fell asleep…
Thank you, Father.