It’s January 6, my brother’s birthday. He would have been 55 years old today.Â Of course, I have been thinking about him and being grateful that he was part of my life.
I wasn’t planning to goÂ go to the lake this afternoon.
I’m just trying to pick up a few things at the store.
But maybe I do need to take the time.
I’ve been afraid it’s going to be hard to restart my rhythms
after such a bad start to the year.
being stuck in the house all week
with pounding head . . .
eyes that just wanted to stay shut.
But it is beautiful today. and it’s warm.
And I have “lasted” all day!
How can I not take a few minutes to see a January sunset.
And you reward me with this stunning sunset.
It changes before my very eyes.
I get more excited with each change.
And I’ve seen a lot of sunsets over this lake.
And the ice . . . a thing of beauty all by itself.
And I start to wonder…
Is there something here you want me to see:
Something I should learn?
And you gently say – not this time.
It’s simply a gift to you forÂ Gordon’s birthday.
I wanted you to see this.
I am glad you came here this evening.
I wanted you to rememberÂ I love you.
And tonight asÂ I think of your gift to me,
and I cry.
These are not tears of grief.
They are tears of joy
Me . . . .
thinking about YOU
thinking about me.
Immanuel, God with me.
Your amazing power and love is seen all you have created.