Saturday, February 16, 2013

Do You See What I Saw?

Look closely at this photograph. Exactly in the center, just to the right of the tree.

See it?

I’m not a smiley-face kind of person, but this one caught me by surprise one snowy morning last week. In the middle of my work on a novel set in 1860 Kansas Territory, I looked out the window and there it was.

Of course it was much bigger in real life and easier to spot. Without even thinking about it I smiled back, as if I’d received a personal message from the One who scattered snow on the earth 150 years ago as well as today.

Sometimes all it takes is a fun little hello from God. I’m as blessed by His tender kindness as much as I am his Red Sea-variety miracles.

I need them both.

Do you see Him in your surroundings, too? Take a moment. Stop and look. He might have a surprise waiting for you.

He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
                                                              —Psalm 147:16 (NIV)


  1. I believe it was a special message. Great post. Like the way you advertised it. Got my attention!

  2. Thanks,Linda. Sure was a surprise to me that day!

  3.!!!! I'll be honest, MAYBE I see kind of a little rainbow, but is that "it? I also read your ultrasound post, and love it - brings back great memories of seeing that tiny form, growing, ALIVE in me years ago...almost thirty four years, to be exact...

    Thanks, Davalynn

  4. Thank you for your honest question! No, it's not a rainbow, it's a smiley face. So glad you enjoyed the other post. Thanks for reading!