Nature, Mountains, chickens, flowers and fields call to me and I answer. I drive. To the country. To the mountains. Where the air smells clean and dirty at the same time.
I leave all my cares behind. I see beauty everywhere. In the grass, in the flowers and for miles around as far as my eye can see. I breathe it in. A very deep breath. It's like an inhale of loveliness.
I can't help but smile, find a place to park and walk along. I hear birds, I hear the wind or I just hear the silence. Even though I'm right there, a deep longing stirs within me. I realize it is all I want. I realize it is everything I need.
Where in the world was I my whole life up until this point? If only I could be right here all the time. Then I remind myself. God has given me enough. Enough for this day. God has blessed me. God's love is enough. Filling my intense longing with thankful thoughts. My intense longing for beauty is a longing for Heaven. Only there will I be completely filled to the brim, all the time, with enough. Enough love, enough beauty, enough joy.
But, I've always wanted chickens...I think. "Why can't I just own a chicken?" Is that so hard?
God reminds me that His purpose for me, during this Season, is to play. To be free. He gives a purpose to each living thing. He reminds me that I bring Him joy when I play.
He makes everything beautiful in its time.
and He has a purpose for every living thing...
"...a time for every Season."