The breezes in the park were wonderful. A clear, bright February Florida day had called me outside and I needed to walk. The trail at the nearby park was waiting for me. It was a day to take my time...to stroll at my own pace and enjoy being outside.
The bench under the oak tree was a great place to catch my breath and just BE. It was a temptation to stay there and be surrounded by the day. But there was more trail to cover and
I wasn't leaving any time soon!
Saturday in the park is a busy day. As I walked toward the end of the trail and the river, the sounds of life grew louder. People were gathered under every pavilion, spreading out food, laughing and talking. Little kids raced around a playground, shouting and laughing.
As there always is, there was one childish voice, louder and more shrill than all the others.
"Bless your mama's heart," I thought. "I'm glad you're going home with her!"
It seemed the whole world was making a joyful noise.
As I enjoyed the park, its breezes and glorious sunshine,
I remembered a word from a recent Sunday School discussion.
There are times in this world when heaven and earth are so close together they overlap. Some people refer to these as Thin Places. The veil between heaven and earth is so thin we can experience heaven right here where we are. This was one of those moments. Often, they are right there around us but we don't see.
This day, I saw. In the sparkling waters dancing in the river...the canopy of the oaks above and the blessing of the breezes...the shrill, happy voices of the children.
May the glory of the Lord continue forever!
The Lord takes pleasure in all He has made.
Psalm 104: 31