Today is a busy day for me…full of decisions, a long ‘To-Do List’ and the constant demands of a wife and mom…actually, that describes most days! A friend sent me a poem that lightened the load and reminded me of a powerful truth:
He was just a little boy,
On a week’s first day.
Wandering home from Bible School,
And dawdling on the way.
He scuffed his shoes into the grass;
Even found a caterpillar.
He found a fluffy milkweed pod,
And blew out all the ‘filler’.
A bird’s nest in a tree overhead? So wisely placed up high.
Was just another wonder,
That caught his eagle eye.
A neighbor watched his zig zag course,
And hailed him from the lawn;
Asked him where he’d been that day
And what was going on.
‘I’ve been to Bible School ,’
He said and turned a piece of sod.
He picked up a wiggly worm replying,
‘I’ve learned a lot about God.’
‘M’mm very fine way,’ the neighbor said,
‘For a boy to spend his time.’
‘If you’ll tell me where God is,
I’ll give you a brand new dime.’
Quick as a flash the answer came!
Nor were his accents faint.
‘I’ll give you a dollar, mister,
If you can tell me where God ain’t.’
Whatever your day may bring, remember God is there. Look for Him in the smile of a loved one, in words of encouragement from a friend. Look for Him in His Word of hope and in prayers softly spoken. Look for Him when things go well. Look for Him when dreams crumble. Look for Him. He’s always there. You’re never, no never, alone.
“I can never escape from Your Spirit! I can never get away from Your presence! If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I go down to the grave, You are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there Your hand will guide me, and Your strength will support me.” Psalms 139:7-10, Discover God Bible, (NLT).