Aahh! Quiet...beautiful silence.....can you hear it? The only sounds I hear at this moment is the heater - yes, you read it correctly, the HEATER, the noise of the buses going by, and the sound of the tea kettle telling my water is ready for a cup of delicious Monaco coffee in my favorite coffee cup!
And now I know you are wondering a couple of things at least. First you are still probably hung up on the mention of the heater. Yes, it is cold outside....well, okay it is all a matter of perspective. I realize 61°F is really not THAT cold! But after living in the Philippines for 7 and 1/2 years, 61° might as well be 31°! When you put it in Celsius - it sounds even worse - 16°C!!
Next you are probably wondering how in the world am I experiencing such blissful quietness and solitude? Nope, it is NOT 4a.m.! The kids have gone to bed early (not much nap today, so they - and Mommy - were ready!), and Matt is down playing "futbol" (soccer) with the guys!
Do you ever have days when you wish you had "just a moment"? I find myself repeating those very words every day. My response to Martha calling for help from the bathroom? "Just a Moment" - as I hurriedly dry my hands from washing dishes! My answer to Ian asking for "a snack, Mommy, a snack"? "Just a moment" - as I come in from switching laundry loads that I just remembered! My answer to my Dear Honey needing help with a project? "Just a moment" - as I am finishing up lunch preparations! Sometimes I find myself needing my own "Just a Moment"! Then God sweetly gives me that "moment" - like right now. God has given me this moment to share my cup of coffee and some of my thoughts with you. How thankful I am for these moments.....like when the power goes out while I'm catching up on my blog....!
...Power's back on! When I think about that phrase "Just a Moment" I find myself wondering just how many moments of my day do I actually share with my Saviour? Yes, I have my quiet time every morning, but do I really let Him share every moment of my day with Him - or do I say, "Just a Moment, Lord...!" How thankful I am to realize that my Lord never tells me, "Just a Moment, Sarie....I have to finish the dishes first!" How grateful I am when I think of all the "moments" God has given to me!
Have a beautiful week thanking our Saviour for all those "Just a Moments" He gives you this week!