As we got them dressed and loaded in the car, they were excitedly chattering "Go see Daddy," about a million times. But even though going to see Daddy was their goal, they were also very interested and excited in observing every thing they could during our trip.
Along the way, they observed the trees and sunlight. Then they began to argue whose sunlight it was as the sunbeams shifted across their faces as PaPa navigated the car along the curves of the road. I got so tickled hearing Brody exclaim "It's my sunlight!" as then the sun would hit Baylee in the face and she'd say, "No, it's my sunlight!"
I never heard of arguing over sunlight...
They would spot a bird and immediately Brody would put his hands up cupping his ears and whisper "Listen," to see if he could hear them sing.
On the second leg of the journey, we then took a very hilly road to the twins' delight. As we zoomed up hills and then down them, the kids would squeal "Wheeee." They were excited to notice tractors and COWS!
A simple drive brought them much joy.
I've always been fascinated with the imagery of comparing our Christian walk, our journey toward our eternal Home.
What if we observed the world around us on our daily journeys and found as much joy in the everyday as the twins do on a simple car ride? What if we noticed the sun, trees animals as we go here and there, doing this and that? What if we stopped and listened for birdsong every little bit?
I suspect our blood pressure might go down. We might take some cleansing breaths and feel tension slip away from our knotted muscles.
What are we so serious about anyway? For those of us who are children of God and are trusting Him with our very lives, now might be a good time to reflect on Matthew 11:28-30:
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
And that is what is on my mind this gorgeous morning ... what's on yours?
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