AS YOU GO through the day, let particular moments bring deep awareness of God and life. I usually find these moments come as invitations and, although many of them get lost in my busyness, the fruit of taking time to respond far outweighs the small investment of time.
Let me describe some God moments from today. While driving to work I noticed a group of pelicans sitting on a weir in a small river, drying their wings in the morning sun. I allowed the moment and its beauty to touch me, to speak to the deep places within me. During the morning as I worked in the church office, I experienced two interruptions. First came a young woman from a meeting in the room next door. It was a brief conversation, but she suddenly, quite spontaneously, came over, kissed me on the cheek, and then left. It felt like a gift to be treasured for a few moments.
Around lunchtime someone went into the church to practice for a piano recital. Beautiful music flowed throughout the building, and I was moved to pause and allow it to touch me. On some days I perceive many such moments at other times I am capable of missing them all! But I have come to see them as God moments, calling me to awareness of the depth and richness of the present moment and raising my awareness.
—Ann Siddall and Gary Stuckey
Tending the Seed
From pages 49-50 of Tending the Seed: Nurture Your God-Given Potential by Ann Siddall and Gary Stuckey. Copyright © 2005 by Ann Siddall and Gary Stuckey. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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—Isaiah 62:5, NRSV
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