One time we went to a barbecue at the home of some friends and I stepped away to have a look at the lake where I took this picture with my phone. It was still and surprisingly cool for July. As I stood there, I couldn’t help but think of the words of the Psalmist:
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalm 23:1-4 (KJV)
I guess there are just some times when He seems nearer than others; for me these times are early in the morning and in the stillness of the evening.
Yes, He is there.
Of course He’s there the rest of the time too, but it just seems like He’s easier to notice in those still times… maybe it’s just because things are still. His presence is one of the greatest blessing a person can find in this life, one that I am thankful for.
Isn’t it funny, have you noticed this too? The things I’m most thankful for are things that don’t cost a cent!