Consider The Lilies

By Renaissance Girl
 
I stepped out early Saturday morning with my cup of coffee and my dog. No one was around and the air hung with the silence of a spring morning, sparkling with sun and rustling branches and bird song, and the smell of flowers and cut grass. I stood for a moment and just took it in. Out from a hole in a nearby tree flew the Flicker I had seen around, and in flew his mate – changing of the guard. In bold relief against new green buds on a neighboring tree was the male Oriole – singing with everything he had. His song makes me stop in my tracks – such joy and clarity from this tiny, feathered body. And I wondered if God had fun creating all these creatures – every color, detail and unique voice lovingly placed. So much beauty in such simplicity. . . . Is that possible for us – humans with minds full of plans and worries and grudges and our own ideas – to return unrestrained praise to our Creator?
 
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About Renaissance Girl

I moved to the Community with my family in 1988 when I was 10 - which gives away my current age! I am now a solemnly professed member - I work at Paraclete Press, the publishing arm of the Community and I love my job! I also sing in the choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores, and am a member of Elements Theatre Company and Spirit of America Band. As a Docent for the Church of the Transfiguration, I get to discover new things about the church every time I share it with someone else. When I'm not doing one of those activities, I love to spend time with my dog or my "extended family". There's a lot of variety in my life which keeps me energized - and I'm learning how to be more in the moment so whether I'm at a rehearsal, or making dinner in the kitchen with 5 girls, they all get 100% of me!

One thought on “Consider The Lilies

  1. Thanks for the reminder to stop and “smell the roses” as well as to stop and listen to God’s creation. I have a difficult time hearing God in His word as well as hearing Him in a bird’s song. Thank you for the reminder.

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