She tenderly tucks her dog-hair-covered baby doll into the pink baby doll car seat. Just as diligently as a brand new mama, she makes sure her baby is buckled correctly. When she gets it just right, she undoes all her work and takes baby out gently, and begins to carry her on the hip. Then sitting for a moment on the fireplace hearth, she sets the car seat carefully by her feet snuggling baby close. One can only wonder about the elaborate imaginations in this little tiny two-year-old mama’s head as she pretends. Is she waiting for a bus? Is she at the doctor’s office? Is she taking her little one to church or school? A whole world is happening right next to me in my own little word of my own little babies. Amazing.
And when we stop to notice the story around us we see a beautiful author. The author of life. The one who writes each of our days in his book before one of them comes to be.
I am in a Bible Study right now and we are going through “A Sudden Glory” by Sharon Jaynes. She exhorts her readers to see “glory moments” even in the mundane of life.
One way I know we can do this is to slow down and see the stories around us. When we notice a child playing, a leaf changing, a teen maturing, a loved-one aging, even a weather pattern…there are fingerprints of glory there.
What are the stories unfolding around you today? Do you need to stop and notice? Do you see the author of life’s fingerprints on just an ordinary Wednesday?
Take a moment to snap a picture, write it down, or whisper a prayer of thanks.
Singing His Grace,
P.S. And then after writing this…I stumbled on this new song from Matt Redman and it took my breath away…and I want it on repeat, and I want everyone in the world to know about it. And I am amazed and thankful once again how the Lord captures my heart through songs. And I am thankful for musicians who let the Lord use them to bless his Church through song. So please pause and listen to “Your Grace Finds Me.”