Happy Word Filled Wednesday to you! One of my papers last week was to analyze 2 Frost poems: "To Earthward" and "After Apple Picking." I was struck by the sadness of the two speakers who were isolated. Both wanted so much to feel alive, or connected again but they couldn't. Have you ever felt isolated or disconnected?
I know that I have. I'm thankful that I always have a connection with the Father. This world expects a lot from us sometimes and it's easy to lose focus and feel disconnected.
God doesn't want us to live that way. He wants to fill up our senses again and He often uses His creation to do that. I took this picture 3 years ago on our favorite beach in St. John, USVI. I LOVE the beach. The sounds and smells of the water, the warmth of the sunshine, the dazzling creatures swimming in the brilliantly, crystal blue water, the laughter and joy of my family, our singing snorkeler....ah this fills up my senses.
I think after such a gruelling week, last week, I find myself longing for the beach because Lord willing, after graduation we will be there. It's my special graduation gift from my precious family.
God uses many things to fill up our senses like moments where He helps us take long deep breaths, and allows us to refocus, relax, and return to joy. This verse certainly reminds me of how dearly loved we are and that speaks to my senses and fills me again.
Whatever speaks to your senses, may God use that today to remind you again that you too are dearly loved. "How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand." Psalm 139:17-18.