Start of the Day
I started last Friday with a quick fly-over through the neighborhood. Only I wasn’t the one doing the fly over.
As I left my house to drive the short distance to the church, I spotted a bald eagle flying over the neighboring field. It was soaring beautifully, and I wanted to watch until it was out of sight.
Fortunately, I could take some extra moments at the stop sign at the end of my street. If eagles are anything, they are majestic. And this one graced my day with both majesty and awe. The image stayed with me even as I immersed myself in many other activities through the day.
It’s amazing how something so simple as watching a bird can enrich someone’s morning. There can many such moments: seeing a deer, looking at a flower, watching kids get on a school bus, or listening to a good piece of music on the radio.
Each day has its own challenges. We have to snatch these moments of inspiration as we can; they are reminders that God is providing what we need each day.
“Where can I go from your spirit? From your presence, where can I flee?
If I ascend to the heavens, you are there; if I lie down in Sheol, there you are.
If I take the wings of dawn and dwell beyond the sea,
Even there your hand guides me, your right hand holds me fast.”
Psalm 139: 7-10