See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43:19
I awoke before my husband. Unusual? More unusual than a flying armadillo. Rather than rolling over and falling back to sleep, I groaned out of bed and crept through the dark house. I laced up my tennis shoes and decided to greet the day with a walk.
I was more than a little astonished to discover the sun does not rise before 5:45. In fact, everything was still slumbering. The horses, the birds, the sun, even the chickens. But I do know One who never sleeps or slumbers, no matter the time of day or night, this one is vigilant and waiting to hear from me, so He and I spent some time together. And he put on quite a show.
The morning was dark, but the moon was full, round and bright. The eastern sky slowly began to lighten to a light blue. I walked my driveway path that runs in front of my house from one gate to the next and then I turned around, back and forth, back and forth. The sticks that lay before me on the dark path frightened me at first, until I realized they were just sticks laying in the dark and not the creepy snakes of which I first imagined.
The chickens still slept in their coop, the horses stood as dark statues out in the pasture. The whole world was quiet. And dark.
There is a sense of peace to arise before everyone else, to observe the whole day awaken, to experience the firsts.
As the sun inched its light upward, the world began to stir, slowly but then more increasingly.
Two birds sat on barbed wire; silhouetted against the early dark sky that began as deep blue, then transformed to light blue, pink, orange, red and then back to light blue as the sun found its place.
The birds in the trees began their morning songs, a few peaceful tweets soon turned into a cacophony of chatter and cheeps.
The chickens finally decided to make their morning debut with clucks of Good Mornings escaping into the air.
I walked my driveway observing the new day, thanking God for all things new. Thanking Him for the opportunity to witness Him in action, as He brings forth each new day, each new breath, each new life.
He makes all things new.
The most miraculous of all perhaps being new life. The little fingers. The little toes. The sweet pink lips.
Jason and I are on a new journey. A journey of new life. Of little fingers, little toes, and sweet pink lips. We are bringing a new life into this world.
Partnering with God in the creation and witness of a miracle.
By His grace and mercy, we will hold this new baby in our arms come January.
Jason is thrilled. I for one, have been wrought with an array of emotions, predominately disbelief, shock and fear. But I know whom I have believed, and I trust in the One who makes all things new. It is in his working. It is his timing and his plan. I also understand the love and the blessing that this new creation is going to rock my world with is unfathomable.
If I may, I ask one thing of you. When and if you think of us, would you speak a prayer on our behalf. It would mean the world to us and our new blessing.
Blessings to you,