Tuesday, May 10, 2011

To be thought of

As I awoke this morning the first thing I saw was my new book.  The thought then occurred to me that the reason this gift means so much to me is because even though I haven’t physically seen the friend that sent this to me in years she thought enough of me to send me a gift unexpectedly.

As I continued on my morning routine my mind kept returning to how great it feels to know someone thought of me.  Thought of me on an ordinary day for no special reason other than she thought I would enjoy this book.

As these thoughts filled my mind I rushed quickly through the laundry room to throw in a load of clothes before the rush of the day began.  As I turned to leave something caught my eye.  When I took a second look I paused, and it took my breath away.

There through the window it was the sun beginning its day painting a beautiful picture as it peeked through the tree line and made its way above the barn.  The pinks, purples, and oranges swirled amongst the backdrop of pale blue. 

I stood there captivated when God gently whispered to me.  Much like my friend, He thought of me today.  Thought of me on an ordinary day for no special reason other than I am His and He thought I would enjoy this magnificent painting in the sky.  What a wonderfully unexpected gift.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.  James 1:17