Day faded into evening light. It caught my eyes in the kitchen. I stood there a couple minutes. Walked to the front door, opened it and stepped out. Looking up---around at the trees. Helicopter flying over head, a train clattering away a mile away....a bird nagging. All the while, what was the feeling I had? I watched a yellow leaf spin around and around on a tiny limb on the tree in our lawn. It kept spinning...spinning...afraid to let go? I continued to watch.
What was the message? I felt sad, maybe alone, even though my husband was home. Hard to touch the reason. I listened to music on a CD "Be still my soul" Yes God fill me. Right now!
I'd felt some grief lately. It was the month my mom would have celebrated her 91st birthday...if she was alive. No cards or gifts or party. But my soul was needy this day. I felt God amongst the dimming light of day, the dimming of my soul that needed refreshment. Beauty in the shadows.
"Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it." 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (NKJV)
(I found this writing that I wrote mid Oct 2014. My mom passed July 2014)