Mornings are my quiet time.
Coffee and conversations with our Creator.
He always has a word for me if I pause long enough to listen.
And on this rainy morning, God showered love on my aching heart in a way that only He can.
Today, it will be 7 years since my mother left this world to join my father and our Heavenly Father.
It was a day when the colors of the world around me seemed to dull.
And the sounds around me went deafeningly quiet.
For the second time in 8 months, I turned off the oxygen machine that helped sustain my parents, who both suffered with lung cancer.
There would be no more humming sounds from the machine.
But today as I reminisce about Mom, a new sound gently replaces the silence I remember.
Outside I hear birds harmonizing together through the sound of the falling rain.
What a surprisingly beautiful combination.
Birds singing in the rain.
They sing despite their circumstances.
God always has a way of reminding me to find beauty in all situations
Although my heart yearns for conversations with Mom, I find comfort in God speaking through His word.
Hosea 6: 3. “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”
In our bleakest moments, He will appear.
When our soul feels empty, He will saturate us with His love, like the rain waters the earth.
Friends, find some quiet time for our Creator.
He will speak if you pause long enough to listen.
Let Him shower love on you today in the way only He can.