Let the peaceful sound of birds and crickets lower your blood pressure. Life can be very stressful if you get caught up in it. I stopped by the huge lake in our town as I was going home and soaked up some sunset, hence the picture. The water was like glass.
Have you ever sat and watched a cork bob in the water? Your world is stopped and there’s nothing but the soft ground below you, the never ending sky above you, and that expanse of water in front of you that you can’t see through. It’s holding mysteries that you are waiting to see bob that cork.
Even the birds wait to see and the crickets cheer you on. The rabbit peaking out of the woods smells the coffee in your thermos and the sandwiches in your basket. Don’t forget Grandma’s layers of chocolate cake. They’re the best.
The story of Martha and her sister Mary in Luke 10 remind me of sitting before the Lord waiting for the cork to bob while the world around you bustles by.
I have those bustling times too. One of those bustling times, the Spirit said to me ‘drop some efficiency’.
That sounds like the perfect gift for the day we celebrate Jesus’ birthday. Sit at His feet. He’s one we don’t have to buy a present for. He just wants our presence.