Sunday, April 5, 2009

Backyard Discovery

I have been pretty emotional all month long. At times, there has been a heaviness in my heart that is impossible to explain. I am not sure why this past month has been so difficult, perhaps the absence of Christian is beginning to sink in... it just seems a little more real that he is not here.

I was in this state of heart and mind the other day when I came home to find this in the backyard:

You start chasing a PEACOCK through your backyard and see if it doesn't give you a change of heart! It made a horrific sound when our dogs started chasing it-- it ran, honked and then flew straight up into a tree!

Just when I get in a funk of feeling sorry for myself, God does this. :)

I'm sure I looked quite comical chasing this bird from who knows where all around my backyard, camera in tow (obviously). As I was chasing and laughing and seeing the ridiculousness of the situation, I realized something... I can't predict the future and I can't control everything around me. But God can and He DOES!

God has some amazing, interesting, funny, unimaginable and just plain good things in store for me and my family. Most likely given when I least expect it... and just when I need it the most.

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusted in thee. ~Isaiah 26:3

As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. ~Psalm 18:30

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