AND NOW I BELIEVE............
A SPIRITUAL RE- WAKENING
I had been thinking about getting a bird house to put on the patio with feed to help entertain my cat who like to watch birds from inside the house. She has been very lonely since my big dog ShuShu went to the rainbow bridge three months ago, as I have been of course.
I live alone, and having been retired three years, I now have more time to spend on hobbies. Being a collector of vintage jewelry, I am always on the lookout for wonderful old pieces but they are few and far between.
I only read my bible from time to time, and have not been to church in at least 2 years, but lately, I have been very depressed. I have been praying to God lately knowing I must get right with him again, after all these confused and somewhat sad years of my life.
On this particular day, I awake, to thunderstorms and lightening, and over and over in my head, I am hearing an old church hymn sung by the old congregation of the long ago church of my childhood. I rose, and humming along with the melody in my head, know I must open my bible. I began reading and finally happened on Isaiah 54:5. I read on and find comfort in these passages.
Later that day, I leave to run errands. I happen upon a garage sale sign, and (being the bargain hunter I am) I make a sharp right to go to the sale. I can’t find it! No sign in the yard. Finally, I go around to the back, and the lady says “Everything is free! The rain soaked everything this morning and it all got wet! Help yourself!” This is a first for me!! I peruse all the offerings and find, among other things, a BIRD HOUSE! I selected the bird house plus few other goodies. Before leaving, I gave the woman the little bit of cash that I have in my purse, which only amounted to a few dollars, and asked her to please take it, because I had picked out several goodies, and did not want her to be uncompensated. I had asked her if she had any jewelry she would like to sell and she said no but as I was leaving, out a bag of old costume jewelry, and I paid her an agreed on amount.
Also I was leaving, I noticed a white ceramic piece all in white that was sitting in the middle of the table. Looked a lot like my old church! When I got home, there were several wonderful pieces of jewelry in the lot that I really treasure now.
Next day, I open my bible up again, and after saying a short prayer to God to please guide me, I open the bible randomly, and to my surprise, the passage I opened it to was Isaiah 54:5 ! I read it over again...once more finding comfort in the words.
Now I ask you...is this a spiritual awakening?