“The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”
This is one of my favorite Bible verses. The thought of the Lord blessing and keeping me, just warms my heart. Makes me smile. It is physical. I can feel it.
The Lord make his face shine on you, always makes me think of the sun. The warmth. The brightness. The tingle as my skin warms up.
I spend a lot of time in my backyard. Sitting in the sun. Reading. Writing. Swimming. Drinking tea. It is quiet time. Time to reflect. Time to think. Time to pray. Time to be thankful. Peaceful.
I remember so well when the girls were little. If the sun was out in the winter we would rush outside all bundled up. They would ride their bikes up and down the driveway. I would take my coffee and a lawn chair and sit and watch them. As the sun would slide below the horizon the air would begin to chill. My heart would sadden. The warmth from the sun is going - for today.
The winter is hard for me. I can't be outside as much. The air in the house isn't fresh with the smell of the earth and the leaves. I cling to the hope of warm weather. It is coming. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
God. Sunshine. Hope. Peace. Blessings.