As I'm typing this, we're waiting for friends of Tiffany and Michael to arrive from Boston so they can go to DC with us tomorrow. It was a very last minute idea and surprisingly, their schedules worked out so it could happen. Hamp is flying to Atlanta early in the morning for a customer meeting and will stay overnight so he can leave with Matthew on Thursday to drive back to Baltimore. I'm beginning to think the phrase "new normal" is going to be quite an adventure for our family.
I've been thinking a lot about the phrase "the sacredness of the everyday" since I last wrote. I've been keeping up the walking and in doing so have seen little things I might have otherwise overlooked as I've been more aware of looking for God in them. I keep thinking about the words to "Scenes", a song by Charlie Hall from the album "Bright Sadness", and decided to share the chorus with you along with a few pictures I've taken recently.
I see You in every scene, I bet You are thinking about me,
I have such a short memory so You keep reminding me of You
While it's pretty easy to be reminded of God in scenes like this, I've noticed more everyday things as well. Here are a few:
the bird on top of a lamp post serenading anyone who would listen
the cat that lives near a pier I walk on that stops for a pat as I pass
salty air being blown around by a fresh morning breeze
small raindrops scattering from the heavens refreshing the land
the homeless man sitting bleary eyed in the early morning warmth
happy dogs of all shapes and sizes on their morning walks
hurried people passing by getting their morning exercise
I'm sure you could come up with your own list that initially might seem insignificant, but when viewed through the lens of God's perspective, it becomes everday sacredness. What will lift your mind toward Him today?