A small chipmunk running across low the stone wall.
We watched it scurry back and forth
seemingly enjoying being the center of our attention.
My thoughts turned to the cold winter months wondering how he even survived
How ever he did, this lively chipmunk was another one of God’s gifts.
Small in size but one of God’s creations.
And then a few days ago driving down the street
we watched as a ground-hog tried to make his way across.
Those words “Oh look” had just been uttered
when we saw him hit.
My heart sank.
For a few minutes there was silence in the car.
How sad it all was.
A little thing.
I hardly think so.
I honestly believe that God cares.
Since we read “But not a sparrow can fall without your Father knowing it.” (Matthew 10:29
I know He cares.
I know His heart is touched.
And if He cares for the sparrows and chipmunks and ground hogs, etc
most certainly He cares for you and me.
Whatever touches us
touches His Heart.
He is moved by our pain.
He is with us in our deepest valley. He is with us in our greatest triumph.
For the past few days I have struggled to write and put on a blog
It has been difficult to connect with the internet.
I would just begin to load something
and we would lose service.
So much of our world today is now dependent on the internet.
and it seemed there was nothing I could do to change it.
And as I prayed I felt the soothing of His gentle Presence.
He had it all under His control.
In His time He would get us connected.
But for now I needed to wait on Him and trust.
A small thing, for sure, as you look at the bigger picture of life.
But I knew God cared.
My heart was stayed on Him.
So today when it got repaired
and I’m finally able to quickly do so many things on the internet.
my heart rejoices and praises the One Who knows every detail of our lives
and keeps loving us along life’s journey.
Teach me to trust, O Lord
like all your created beings
and to rest in Your Peace.