Last Sunday, after watching our church service online, Jeannie and I took a ride. We went to the church and sat in the empty parking lot for a while and thought about all that has been happening.
Then we drove to one of our favorite places: a park near Thurmont that has become a very special place for us. In past visits, we have seen bluebirds, deer, even fawns. It is a place that on most visits refreshes my soul.
I breathed in the cool, spring air… but the glory of God’s creation couldn’t hold my attention this time. There was so much to do. So many things that needed my attention.
Then I felt sad for losing my view of His splendor.
Nearby, yet not too close to violate the social distancing rule, was a young family with a toddler all bundled up, having the best time. That seemed to lead me away from my inward focus and I thought, as the parents helped that toddler to remain upright and protected: “God will lead us.”
We will falter from time to time. We will reach out to Him and He will always steady us. As we lean into Him, He leans into us.