Thomas Merton once said we spend most of our lives under water. Every so often our head clears the surface and we look around and get our bearings. Then blik, we go back under again. In the moments when we get our bearings, we realize, “Oh my God! Look how endlessly trustworthy life is! Look at the God-given, godly nature of simple things!"
When I read this excerpt one morning, from one of my favorite daily devotionals, I thought of how Friday's Fave Five is one way to be intentional about these little glimpses of grace.
Here are a few of my 'glimpses' from the week:
~~ A field of bright orange pumpkins against a backdrop of snow covered mountains, and the herd of black Angus cattle happily munching on these unchosen delicacies at the local pumpkin patch.
~~ My Christmas cactus, sprouting dozens of bright pink buds!
~~ Watching my grandchildren as they explore and figure out new things -- shapes and letters and numbers.
~~ A spontaneous hug with Dan. Feeling his warmth, his arms around me.
~~ Connecting with the associate at the cosmetics counter at Nordstrom's. She helped me choose the perfect shade of sunscreen, and we discovered that we both love books and shared our favorites. We parted, each with a new title and author scribbled on bits of paper.
If you would like to share some of your own "moments," do so in the comments, or go to Susanne's blog to join in! Here's the link.