Monday, February 29, 2016

Awestruck Wonder . . .

In my head, I have a bucket list . . .not a large one . . .but there are a couple of items on my list.  One thing on my list is that I desperately want to see the Northern Lights  - aurora borealis.  I'm going to see that wonderful display someday!!

I know that I have a few friends who read my blog so I wasn't too surprised when one of my friends sent me a text this morning.  She told me to go to a certain place in the church and grab a copy of a book that she had started reading this morning.  She wanted me to do this because she had read my blog last night.

The name of the book she recommended is Wonder Struck - Awaken to the Nearness of God.  The book has been sitting on my desk all day but I've been busy!!  I just opened it and was amazed that on the first page or so, the author shares about seeing the Northern Lights and how she watched the lights dance in the sky.  Then I read these words, "It occurred to me that this is the posture we're supposed to take in our spiritual journeys.  God delights for us to cup our hands in prayer and scrunch our faces against the vault of heaven in holy expectation that he will meet us in beautiful, mysterious ways.  The Creator desires to captivate us not just with his handiwork but with himself - displaying facets of his character, igniting us with his fiery love, awakening us to the intensity of his holiness . . .the insistent invitation of the spirit is to stay alert!  Eyes wide open. Hands pressed against the glass.  We never know when or how God will appear. But we can live each day trusting that the God who met us in the past will once again greet us with arms wide open in the future."

Once again, God has used one of his folks here on earth to be his hands and feet and eyes and ears . . .and text messenger . . .to speak . . .to nudge.

Speak Lord for your servant is listening.  Speak!

The author of the book is Margaret Feinberg - I've read a grand total of about ten pages . . .but wow! I can't wait to read more.

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