“Small children tend to grab life by the fistful. How sad that we grow into adults who recoil.” – from Thoughts Over Morning Coffee – Martha L Shaw
Are you seeking the Lord’s promise, His comfort? I am. Comfort presents a soothing image like this perhaps:
The sun is streaming through my bedroom window, the sounds of birds are singing and children at play outside while rushing off to school . . . the afghans, quilts, pillows and things I’ve created provide comfort. I am, at this moment designing something of that sort to provide comfort to someone I love. I know my gift will be appreciated.
Still, it will not be quite enough. We cannot, in our humanness, provide “enough.” As I read what the Psalmist writes “when will you comfort me” I am convicted. For, like him I know the Lord’s promises, know they are real, know they are mine, and know they bring me more than enough . . . as only He can.
RLS has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl holding my first of his books, a Little Golden Book my Mom got for me. She and I quoted those sweet verses all the time. He is how I discovered poetry at the age of 3 and why I love it . . . and why I have been a writer and poet since I could hold a pencil. He said:
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson -
When I focus on the rain, it’s all I know . . .
Learn to dance and you will more keenly hear the music! – Martha Shaw’s Monday morning thoughts after coffee