Happy Monday. “Precious memories, how they linger, how they ever flood my soul” (the song says).
We are entering the holiday season, a time of remembering past celebrations and making new memories.
It was my delight to have such a time recently as family came to visit, including a two-year-old great grandson. What fun!
There is proof in my house that Jayke was here—fingerprints where there hasn’t been any for a long time!
A special memory was made on a Saturday morning as three of my children and their spouses and several grandchildren met for brunch and family time.
Shopping (of course) was part of my daughter and granddaughter’s visit—females, you know!
A delightful day was spent at the Dallas Arboretum. It is a beautifully manicured garden of acres and acres of different plants and flowers. At this season there were also fifty thousand pumpkins, all colors, sizes.
The splash of color was dazzling, and I think I saw God’s fingerprints in the beauty of the day.
As we were about to leave the loveliness, my attention was drawn to an elderly couple, pushing a wheelchair with an adult woman, very disabled. Possibly she was having seizures, making distracting sounds.
Was she their child? Had she been in this condition all of her life?
What I saw in the eyes of her parents was joy in helping her live her life, seeing the beauty of creation, lovingly calling her “honey.”
As I recall this special scene, it has made an indelible imprint on my life.
I was disabled from birth, “crippled by a fall.” I am blessed with a Heavenly Father who loves me unconditionally. He surrounds me with beauty and wants me to have an abundant life.
With David I say, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers…What is man, that thou art mindful of him?”
Underserving as I am, God’s fingerprints surround me. My prayer has become, “Don’t let me miss it.”
Bill and Gloria Gaither have expressed it this way:
“We have this moment to hold in our hands
And to touch as it slips through our fingers like sand.
Yesterday’s gone and tomorrow may never come,
But we have this moment today.”
Don’t miss it!