POSTCARD FROM GOD

Dawn is our guest writer today. You can find her penning her thoughts over at  http://www.everydayordinarydawnings.blogspot.com/. Today, she shared the following devo with us:

Forty-eight hours of non-stop catching up make for a weary woman. There’s checkbook balancing at 11:00 pm, an application and a portfolio for a daughter’s art audition to a summer arts consortium, and nothing defrosted for supper when it’s 5:45. My son’s book bag zipper is broken for yet another day of school, and the stacked mail on the counter reveals the need for a follow-up mammogram – another phone call, another appointment, and another concern.  It’s a race to keep up with life’s unfolding, and the clock ticks like a bomb.

On the way to the dog groomers, I notice it. Just noticing is a beautiful thing because I don’t have time right now for noticing. After all, right now there are half packed bags for a youth retreat in the hallway upstairs, last night’s dishes in my sink, and a cold, forgotten-but-longed-for cup of coffee in my microwave.

But there it was, at my favorite little red barn on the corner of my daily comings and goings: a postcard from God.  And I noticed.

On this cold winter morning that wasn’t grey for a change, two horses, the pony, and the donkey — all the co-habitants together — were sun-bathing. They were stark still in the small sliver of barnyard that didn’t fall in dawn’s shadow. They weren’t huddled, but they each had carefully crowded in to stand in the sun.

My Dear Child,                                                                                               Today

When a family’s agenda crowds a life, when to do lists grow tails, when a life’s  grown cold, just stop and stand in the warmth.  Position yourself to feel My presence and take it in, slow and still. No need to fret, the world will spin without your help. The sun always rises.

With My hugs and kisses, barnyard animals and sunrise,

Abba Father

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  ~Matthew 6:33-34 (NASB)

You can find more of Dawn’s writings by checking out her blog:

http://www.everydayordinarydawnings.blogspot.com/

7 thoughts on “POSTCARD FROM GOD

  1. Joanne

    I was just sharing this verse with my teenage son yesterday. Seek first His kingdom, then the rest is easy.

    The past couple weeks my husband and I have been really overwhelmed. We realized we hadn’t been giving ourselves some good morning devotion time. Seek first the kingdom of God…I reminded my husband and reminded myself.

    Great devotion Dawn. What a blessing you are. Praying His words continue to pour out of you.

    Blessings writer-friend.

  2. Tammy Davis

    Once again Dawn, I thank God for you. Thank God that he speaks to you through this beautiful creation. How poignant that I just lost my horse and your picture reflects such beauty! If I had a blog I would let you write it everyday! I miss talking. . . Thank you for keeping those eyes peeled to see the wonder and to take the time to share.

  3. Iris

    Oh, I so needed to read it this morning. You are right, Dawn. We so often just rush, rush, rush to get all things done on our to-do-list. To often we forget to stop and bath in His presence.

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with the LWG community.

  4. Craig

    I followed you over from your site – and these words – and picture – awesome. So much in your life to do – a whirlwind. And in the middle of the whirlwind this whisper of a post card.

    These words made me smile.

    God Bless you and all of yours

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