It is a season for sitting and watching. The bustle of summer is history. My work of harvesting and preserving is done…Cycling is winding down with cool and rain more days than not. And my body needs a break evidently. This week sciatic pain reduced me to a poky hobble and the sun shone one morning so invitingly…I thought I may as well just sit a while and feel it’s precious warmth on my face…
…and watch this hungry acrobat glean the last of the sunflower seeds.
I would have missed his visit had I not taken time to sit a while and be still….
The ground beneath my feet is littered now with the first of the willow’s leaves
Above my head her gangly-arms stretch waiting to drop their load for raking and raking and raking…
But for now, I’ll just sit a while and treasure the opportunity to rest.
Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!