A common, ordinary day in mid-November
Overcast and chilly, just like yesterday
Tomorrow promises to be the same
No breeze to make leaves dance
no birds to add lyrical songs
Few trees remain bannered in crimson and gold
Dullness and grayness predominate and
joy seems unwarranted.
But wait—gentle wonders abound
Soft light filters through windows
Candles glow sprightly on tabletops
Hazelnut coffee in a favorite cup
Offers cozy familiarity and
A colorful afghan created by a friend
Wraps my lap in warmth and
My heart with her love.
These quiet wonders provide the perfect backdrop to stilled time
Sublime moments of solitude to experience God’s presence
To receive revelations from his heart to mine
Time to wonder, time to ponder
Time to turn to God and listen
Allowing his Spirit to mend my brokenness
Tend my worriedness and bend my self-centeredness
To his way of contentment.
Ordinary moments on an ordinary day suddenly become holy
Sacred and separate
As attentiveness leads to discovery
Discovery ushers in joy
And joy results in gratitude
I exult in you, Heavenly Father!
You reside among the commonplace as well as the astounding
There is great glory in the ordinary after all.