"Surprise us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." - Psalm 90:14
Do you live each day expecting a surprise?
There is something I love about walking along the beach in winter. I don't know if it's the fact that the crowds of summer have left, or simply enjoying the sound of waves meeting the shoreline. Perhaps it's because even in the chill of the misty sea air, there are signs of life.
Seagulls continue to call to one another.
And if you search just beyond where the tide ends, flowers bloom.
Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise.
The God of all creation is waiting for us to open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.
Stay in God's Grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.