Drinking It All In

To reach out and touch . . .

I love this photo. It was taken at the pet fair for our Day School children. I was able to just get the children stretching out and attempting to pet the cat. I’m actually amazed that the cat didn’t move. That had to be the calmest cat I had ever seen. Probably 50+ children and their parents were encircling him — not to mention the 10-15 dogs and other assorted pets that were shrieking and squawking in an amazing cacophony of sound.

And yet, the cat calmly stayed there — either putting up with it or drinking it all in . . . one never knows with a cat, does one?

As you prepare to head to bed or get up for your day, ponder the sounds that God hears from us right now — all the shrieking, squawking, singing, praying, crying, wailing, reading, and clapping that we offer constantly. Except for the seventh day of creation, we don’t know of a time that God has rested. God is always with us — listening, working, touching, moving, breathing, and being God. It must be truly an amazing cacophony of praise.

We are stretching out to reach . . . to touch . . . if just for a moment . . .

And for God, not a moment of peace in God’s day . . . there calmly . . . drinking it all in . . . or putting up with it . . . one never knows with God . . . and God would have it no other way.

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