It’s Thursday morning. I wake to my alarm.
This doesn’t happen very often. I’m usually awake well before the alarm goes off. The alarm is ringing, and I am wondering what this noise is. Groggily, I slowly awaken…..roll over and turn off this incessant music that is rather annoying me.
I am not ready to start this day….I want to sleep more…..I just want to lay here for a time….
But, my life doesn’t work this way. So, I stumble my way to the kitchen, start the coffee, feed the cats….all routine.
Coffee and cream in the cup….
Ahhhh…..the rain has stopped for a time. Amazing!! Outside with my coffee to greet the day.
Birds are chirping happily. They sound happier than usual, and I suppose they are. It’s been several days since they were able to start their mornings with song instead of hiding amongst the tree leaves to stay dry.
I stand…..coffee in hand…..listening….listening…..listening…..
Birds chirping…….creek gurgling……breeze softly rustling the leaves….a single raindrop falls from a leave onto my nose….
and God…..God who knows me better than I know myself, says:
“I will carry you through this day….just as I always have….I will be your strength, your energy. Just rest in me. My beloved child, just come…..lean back and I will do this for you.”
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”