At times, God shows up where I least expect Him and He whispers to my heart, without words, “Joy, watch this.”
I step out onto the third story terrace and look out as a mama bear and her cubs emerge from the thick foliage into the open area of the backyard. She will dig and rummage for food as the two little ones tumble and climb not too far from her reach. I am reminded that they do not worry about what they will eat or drink. She does not store up extra for her babies. She steps out in faith (of sorts) and trusts that she will find the food needed for herself and her little ones. It is one of the most beautiful things I have ever witnessed. In a few moments of a summer afternoon, in the backyard of my sister in law’s mountain home, God shows up and in a tangible expression of love, shows me that He sees me, reminding me that I am His and He is mine.
His grace is bountiful and beauty resides among the rain-soaked, wooded mountainside, in the form of a mama bear and her two bear cubs.
Our family just saw a huge black bear on the side of the rode last week. We turned around so we could watch him for a bit. God does an awesome job on His canvas.
Happy 4th to you.
That’s very cool, Mark!
I hope you enjoyed your 4th as well 🙂
Such a beautiful comparison. Happy 4th of July Joy!
Thank you Janie! Happy 4th to you! 😉