Friday, April 07, 2006

As a Camp Counselor I would like to choose one morning during that week where my cabin of girls would wake up early to go and watch the sunrise.

We would wake from our slumber and stumble to get our clothes on and quietly go out the door. We did not want awake the other cabins that were close by.

We would quietly follow one other down the trail to the beach. As we walked we could hear the humming of the mosquitoes and soulful song of the morning dove. We would gather on “The Point” it was a beautiful place with water on either side and right on the tip there were three wooden crosses.

On this one particular morning the silence took our breath away, as we gazed across the water that was as smooth as silk waiting for the first colors of the day to appear. As we captured our first glimpse of the orange and yellows that reflected upon the glassy water. We were amazed at what we saw through the early morning mist, there she was an elegant mother loon gliding gracefully across the lake with her babies and one of them was riding on her back. We listened to her haunting melody as it came across the lake.

It was a sacred and precious moment that will be etched upon my mind forever. We knew were standing on holy ground because we could see the beauty and majesty of God’s creation right in front of us.

Our scripture verse that morning was “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

I would encourage you to find that sacred place where you can spend time with the One who created you and loves you more than you can possibly imagine. Find rest and peace in our Savior’s arms.


Dad and Mom said...

Dear Michelle,

That was a good one and I know Dad will really like it too when he sees it.

Yes, we all need to spend time with God each day as only He can give us the Peace that we need.

We love you very much.

Love always, Mom and Dad xoxoxoxo

Jimella said...

Michelle, I was wondering when you would write about LIC. That was a beautiful story. I miss the song of the loon! Love you.