by Macy Johnson
“You will keep in perfect peace him
whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in you.”
(Isaiah 26:3 NIV)
heavenly Father reveals Himself to me in the rising, morning sun. It peeks over
my shoulder, watching me as I write love letters to God.
One late Saturday
morning my husband, Jeff, and I were making beds and rearranging the furniture
in the guest bedroom when suddenly, a little girl appeared in the doorway. The
movement caught my eye and I glanced up to watch her turn and run. A look of perplexity
toward my husband got a big grin in return. I jumped up off my knees and ran
out the door to find our daughter holding her daughter. God was watching over
my shoulder that morning, smiling bigger than my husband did.
God catches me off guard with His presence. I busy myself with mundane tasks
like making beds or typing in computer files, when suddenly He touches me and asks,
“Remember me?” I stop what I’m doing, close my eyes, and imagine myself in His
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
(Psalm 46:10 NIV)
One of my
favorite expressions from my granddaughter's lips is, “Nana’s not listening!” A
similar phrase must have been drilled into her little brain many, many times
for her to charge her grandmother with this offense.
Am I not
listening, not paying attention to the only One with legitimate, eternal
authority? He doesn’t always hit me over the head to get my attention, but sometimes
gently appears in the sun, in nature, or in a visitor. He knows my mind is kept
in perfect peace only in His presence.
I will be alert
and look for God over my shoulder and in every direction. I hope you will, too!