Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Treasure

 I walked around yesterday in search of inspiration. Surely there was something I could write about - something significant and inspiring. Hadn't I learned anything in the past few days? Didn't anyone do anything special or say something profound? Wasn't there a perfect analogy hidden somewhere - anywhere?

I sat in silence ....waiting.....listening.....reading scripture.......nothing.

"I am just empty," I said to my boring little self.

Of course there was the day when we had to take Dad to the E.R. It looked as though he was having trouble with his heart - again. We held our collective breathe as we drove to meet the ambulance at the hospital. We prayed that even at ninety-two there were still miracles. We sat as they ran the usual tests. Waiting - it's such a difficult discipline.

The doctor was smiling when he returned. All was well with his heart. We relaxed, joked with the nurse, laughed at Dad's quirky sense of humor. We waved good-bye to possible heartache, and walked through the sliding doors into sunshine. One more day of grace.

Two days later it was our son's turn to lay on a hospital bed. We prayed for the surgeon who would replace the torn a.c.l. Forty year old sons still fit nicely inside a mother's heart. All went well. In no time at all we were sitting in his family room watching movies while he rested - giving thanks.

Yesterday, we nearly got t-boned at a busy intersection. Somehow, with traffic whizzing all around us, we were safe.

I saw a blue moon the other night. I stepped out onto the patio. The wind made the branches of the giant oaks dance. Against a backdrop of darkened sky and wispy clouds He hung the moon. Just like that. And it was magnificent.

My sweet husband made a holder for the hummingbird feeder the other day. We watched from the kitchen window, and they came. Swiftly darting in for a drink. Little miracles doing impossible things.




My crown of thorns plant is hidden away in the guest room. I don't often visit - only to bring an occasional drink of water. I was amazed when I walked in yesterday. I have never seen it so full of bloomd. I stood and looked and wondered. It nearly died when we were in the apartment, but I couldn't bring myself to throw it away. Look at what I would have missed.

While I walked around looking for inspiration, I talked to the Father, and it occurs to me He was right there listening. Just as He was in that E.R., the hospital room, the car and every place I went. If I am looking, I see evidence of His divine touch everywhere I go. They may not be big, sparkly miracles, but they are miracles nonetheless.

So....I don't have anything BIG to share, but such as I have I give you. And just between you and me, I think I have great treasure.


blessing,
Linda

10 comments:

S. Etole said...

Great treasure indeed. So glad you shared it with us.

Sandy said...

I treasure the everyday miracles that are happening all around us if we only have eyes to see. This was so inspirational.
Blessings~

Ann Parker said...

You do have great treasure. Thanks for sharing it. It reminded me of my own great treasure. I need reminders.

Anonymous said...

You make me see that we need not look any further than where we are in any moment.

Megan Willome said...

Love that line about your son.

lil red hen said...

I'm thankful for God's presence in your times of need and mine too.

You asked about rain ~ we got almost two inches from Isaac's passing. The grass is greening and the cattle are trying to eat it now. It will be a slow process. We're having 100 plus temperatures again!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Wonderful. So many wonderful blessings, so many wonderful treasures!

Ro Elliott said...

I love how at first you could not see the treasures...but isn’t as we opened one...it was easier to find the next...and before you know it...our treasure chest are much fuller than we thought. blessings as I am so thankful you all weren’t hurt in the wreck:)

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, you definitely do have great treasure! Thanks for the perspective today, Linda!

Sheila said...

Yes, treasures indeed! Thank you for sharing them so kindly.