I awake to the sound of crashing thunder, The loud rumble wakes me from my sleep.
My natural alarm clock.
I gather myself as my childhood fear of thunder unnerves me in my bed. My heart is racing.
Then I hear your voice, sweet and peaceful as the dawn.
Come be with me.
My heart stops beating so fast, the fear drips away as the rain pounds on my windows.
🎶“Let it rain, let it rain, open the flood gates of heaven”🎶
I gather myself as I leave my bed, quietly picking the right section of the stairs so the steps don’t creek… I don’t want to wake the children.
I love them….but I want to be alone..I need to be alone.
I make my way into the study, gathering up my lifelines and lay them on the table.
Coffee. I really could use a coffee right now.
Ever so quietly I fill the machine and measure the correct amount of grounds. The machine comes to life. The aroma of Dark roast coffee fills the room – a gift from our friends.
Waiting for my coffee I open my Bible app, today’s verse of the day:
“Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.”
Proverbs 13:20 NLT
That’s some truth right there. Thanks for that Solomon.
I walk back into the study and sit in my chair by the window.
It’s still pouring.
“He causes the clouds to rise over the whole earth. He sends the lightning with the rain and releases the wind from his storehouses.”
Psalms 135:7 NLT
As I take a sip from my coffee, that warm, bold flavour sends a surge of pleasure through my neurons.
Dang, I love coffee.
I open my Bible, the front pages fall out and the scribbles of yellow highlighter from naughty fingers cover the first pages of Genesis.
Thank you God for my children.
A new day begins as I turn to Psalms.
“Lord, I am here.” I say aloud.
The Adventure begins…
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