I found this on my desk...an ocean made of paper...crashing waves and a rocky boat.
If you look closely you can see Jesus with his arms out ready to calm the storm.
Although this scene comes right out of the bible and brought to 3-D by my little Prince (isn't he the best? making all those crashing waves?!), today it reminds me of my current blog/writing life.
The crashing waves represent all of the topics I could be writing about. All of the ideas swirling around in my head and all of the activities, aha's, and inspiration happening around me on a daily basis yet I fail to write about.
It's not fear or lack of things to write about...it's just there are so many...where do I jump back in? Jesus calm the storm!
When my Jelly-in-the-middle was about 3 years old, she was wrapped up in a towel and sitting on my lap after having run through the sprinklers. I remember her looking up at me with that wet curly hair of hers and those sparkly blue eyes as she said, "Momma, in your arms is my favorite place to be." (Melt a mommy's heart!!)
Well, that's how I felt this morning at church as I prayed, "Jesus, in your arms is my favorite place to be!" Like there is nothing better to me than singing praises through worship music, along with my fellow sojourners, hearing stories of God's faithfulness, how He works through people and circumstances here on earth.
God put a desire to write within me. It's how I'm wired...to have a pen in my hand and a compulsion to write things down. I can trust that as I tune out the storm and tune into His voice...He will lead and prompt me.
I have a place in the midst of all of this activity...an eye in the storm if you will....
In His arms is my favorite place to be.
I'm looking forward to sharing from that place more often in 2015!