I plopped down on the lounge chair with my book and a raspberry lime seltzer.
The music of the birds chirping was the only sound that cut through the silence.
No phones or electronic devices.
The rays of the sun were dancing on the crystal blue pool water.
I drank in the serenity of the moment.
It was the perfect pause.
The hustle and bustle of the previous weeks faded away.
I surveyed the scene before me when something in the water caught my eye.
A single leaf.
It was in the shape of a heart.
It cast a perfect shadow of another heart below the surface.
A sense of awe swept over me.
What a beautiful gift from above.
“Give praise to the Lord; proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts. Glory to His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek Him rejoice. Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.”
Psalm 105: 1 – 4
I lingered there to enjoy this gift that the Creator had chosen to present at just that moment.
Simplicity and extravagance wrapped into one.
Maybe someone else would have just seen a leaf.
But those who seek Him can see reflections of His love everywhere.
“Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.”
These are the moments that restore my strength and give me energy to face whatever is next in this journey called life.
And just like plants harness energy from the sun through the process of photosynthesis, we can also draw our energy from the Son.
What snapshot from your day do you recognize as a gift from the Creator?
Where do you see His love ?