Cool morning. Warm coffee. Quiet house.
I spend a great deal of my time yearning for more of this allusive thing called time. It's really quite absurd. Rather than live in the moment... whatever the moment is, I find myself planning ahead. Spending time that isn't meant to be spent yet and pining for time I do not have.
I long for great lengths of time... long conversations and long vacations. I desire hours to quietly read and days with nothing to do. I crave extended time with extended family and prolonged visits with far away friends.
Slowly... ever so slowly... through His patient and graceful teaching, I am learning what I think I desire is not what I need. He promises to supply all my needs according to His riches in glory... even in time.
When I let go of the pining and the planning and trust Him with my days, I see snippets of time provided just for me. In the midst of the chaos around me... and often in me... He provides spontaneous date nights, a few quiet moments to read, an encouraging conversation with a friend, a weekend away with family.
I am learning to recognize a snippet of time and to see the beauty in it... the wonder and beauty of a cool morning, a warm cup of coffee and a quiet house. And for these few moments, I will immerse and enjoy.