“We may ignore, but we cannot evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.” CS Lewis
Beautiful day! Perfect weather for a walk in the woods. So off we went. A little collecting and brainstorming about some projects. I snapped some photos and stopped to listen to the birds. Someday maybe I can work on identifying them by their songs. There were common ferns that held green all winter just laid over by snow cover, silver blue leaves in full scatter on the trail and forest luxury “homes” that brought your imagination to wonder who takes up residence there. The cedars leaning over the water, root systems exposed with rich red tones and emerging green in varying stages of new growth, invigorating. We stopped for a minute or two, a question about heaven, what colors will we see there and a hope that while “new” is awesome would we be experiencing seasonality, the same rhythm of nature we have here? As we encounter spring we see winter’s stunning remains. No matter it is all a Wonder! I think of “presence” in Hebrew in the Bible meaning is sometimes face to face, intimacy. And so when we have that thought of heaven we are forward looking to that intimacy. But God is omnipresent. And I so I love this quote above to keep my heart stayed, thinking of God incognito. Observing us, interested in us, only to have us recognize Him! I need to stay in the wonder of that very thought. Awesome.
So this morning after breakfast I cleaned up and reset the table. And I was reminded of how I love to do this…creating a tablescape is so fun to me. I mix and mingle the dishes, use some whimsy, causal with some elegance and, voila! As my husband leaves for the day He asks, “what are you doing?” as I iron the checkered napkins, setting the table special! Oh, for? he responds. I just want a visual of a face to face meeting I explain. With the fight for returning to normal, being aware of His presence is increasingly more and more important to me and I am thankful for this day. My simple hope is my Guest is welcomed and honored Today because I know I found Him.
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, You anoint my head with oil and my cup overflows” Psalm 23:5
So much wonder surrounds us, and my sweet reader, you are a wonder made by God. Walk with Him today, set the table for Him, He has for you. See like you have never seen before. You are invited here and now, His interest in you is for always, recognize Him.
Just two girls in the woods for ONE, becoming a God-finder!