I watch the swans and geese huddle together in the cove as a winter wind ushers in frozen precipitation. God and a crackling fire, comforts my soul. Yet the poor swans…. aren’t their feathers frozen? Praying for sunlight, they try to find comfort against old man winter’s fury by hiding in the foliage. But, the Bible tells us that “the breath of life resides within all animals”, so I can only assume that God protects them, in some way, from the brutal elements. Looking into the sunlight that shines inside me, I remain poised for the onslaught of impending weather…. yet my warm memories remain.
The lake reflects its lifeless nature, yet we receive the somber grace of God. Waiting and watching for a sign from above, a speck of blue gives a glimmer of hope that spring isn’t too far behind. Oh, how I look forward to seeing life prosper along the shoreline! I heard today, only seventy-two more days before summer begins and I personally can’t wait. But, I must be mindful that the forces of nature are at God’s disposal, carrying out His purposes, here on earth.
Listening to the frozen rain as it pitter-patters upon the roof tops, I pray to God for those who don’t have relief of shelter. Life so tender, He takes a personal interest in how the poor and homeless are treated.
I love being on the water! It is where I was born and raised; where the music of calling foul keeps tempo with the breaking waves upon the shore. Rowdy friends terrorized the neighborhood on their speeding bikes. Parents would pick up the phone and make warning calls to the mothers of those little ‘sea urchins’. Too cold now, reminiscing memories are all I have and they rejuvenate my tender times of younger years to keep me warm.
My best friend is nine months older than me. I wonder if our parents knew we’d still be close, a lifetime later? All these mixed emotions burn inside me like a campfire on a summers night. So, I sit on the couch and watch it rain. God, I know, is working on my prayers. I’ve prayed a very long time to be in this position. I just never thought I’d be here…. reminiscing my memoirs!