“When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm.”
Mark 4:39 NLT
In the silence of our yesterdays we find ourseleves adrift amongst the memories. The good. The bad. The ugly. The unmentionables. The happy times and the sad times. Like a fog that seeps into the dawn of a new day we cannot clearly see everything. Sometimes our memories are faded. Some of them are fragmented. Yet. We know they exist.
Today was a difficult day. Not sure why, it just was. I went to work as usual and then I started thinking about the house. My unmowed lawn. The future. The unanswered questions. The building permit expiring. Soon I was staring at so many unfinished things in my life I just wanted to lay on the floor and give up. I was to the point where I wanted to close my eyes and hope when I opened them this would all go away.
I don’t know what happened. All of a sudden I felt like a failure. Then I was battling fear. As advised by a trusted person in my life, I lifted my hands in surrender right there in my office. Suddenly I was at peace. I went head first into a very busy work day. Before I knew it the work day was past over and I heard this gentle tap tap tap on the window.
I turned to look and this tiny little sparrow was trying to get my attention. As soon as I made eye contact he chriped at me and flew away. In that moment I remembered that God takes care of that little bird and He will surely take care of me. I had so much peace!
But that’s not the end to my day. I had worship practice for the first time since quarantene. It was like a reset button was pushed. My spirit was happy to be in church!! I was able to sing!! Being in His presence for even a short time was so refreshing.
As I am sitting here preparing for bed I was rembering the tap tap tap of the sparrow and I smiled. It reminded me of TAP. The Authoratative Praise! God moves mountains when we praise Him. He sees us when we sing songs of thankfulness. He delights in our melodies to Him. Worship is the key to unlocking so many doors!!q
Tomorrow is a new day. Today will be silent soon. I will approach the days ahead with praise and thanksgiving for I know God had me on His mind today.