I caught a glimpse of fall’s glorious color today. Amazingly enough, during a very mundane activity. I was waiting in line at a Starbuck’s drive through. Noticing this random glimpse of beauty in the midst of a busy stressful Monday brought me joy and a bit of peace. It allowed me to slow my mind for a moment, take a deep breath and smile. It was an answer to a prayer that I didn’t even realize I was praying. God is like that, isn’t he? Sometimes he answers prayers in big grand ways but usually he answers them through small everyday things that, if we’re not paying attention, we might miss. How is God answering your prayers today? Is it through the laughter of a child? Or maybe it’s a smile from someone you love? Or is it by showing you a bit of fall’s miraculous transformation. Whatever it is I hope it brings you joy.
“Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:11-12