I woke to the crisp cold of an almost-fall morning,
blind to beauty,
barely aware of a day full of promise.
I trudged— yes, that’s the right word— to my cabin in the back,
oblivious to the setting of the moon,
to the lingering stars,
to the sweet scent of dew lacing the dawn.
I did what I always do: lit the candle, poured my tea,
wrapped myself in the comfort of solitude,
invited Him in.
And again— again!
He met me there.
While He opened my mind to my heart
as I moaned- again- about too many to-do’s.
And then He spoke. Softly, kindly, firm:
All I have is Yours,
and all You have is mine.
Yes! Yes— I know those words, this truth underlined and asterisked.
I know what it means; know how it lives,
how I live when these words ring true.
And His words change everything~
This day, made by Him, for me; lived by me, for Him.
And now I see, I hear, I sense Him as the morning dawns.
His hand at my back, guiding me, leading me, showing me
a better way for this almost-fall day.
A way of beauty.
From my heart,
P.S. If you’re finding a too long to-do list blinding you to beauty, will you leave your name so I can pray for you as I go on my walks in these hue-changing woods?