Words of Hope: Moments of Wonder

I sit watching about 20 robins congregating in the trees. They greet each other noisily and swoop continuously between my neighbor’s tree and mine.  

They have bright red breasts and look so happy together. I feel the beauty of God take hold of my heart. I find myself in the center of love where time is merely a possibility rather than an oppressive absolute.  

I imagine my dad seated next to me at the table watching the robins with me. I picture my hand resting on top of his while we sit in comfortable silence both delighting in this scene.  

I fully believe Dad is not gone. He is more alive than I am. He rejoices with all the saints outside of time and in the Lord’s presence.  

I imagine what Dad would say. He might ask me, “Why do we get anxious about anything when the tiniest moment is as beautiful as this?” 

Moments of awe and wonder are how I want to remember my dad and live in the present.  

And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.” – Luke 5:26