It feels like my world has become smaller these past few weeks.
Staying inside, and at home during the virus, and cold weather causes me to be aware of just how small I am compared to what is going on in the world.
Not even being able to travel to see my family members changes my perception of things.
How would God be able to take time out, with all of the crisis going on in the world, to spend time with me?
The weather, finally, warmed enough for me to take my kayak out and experience the open air, and spend some time with God in His greatest cathedral....Creation!!
The water was like glass.
The only movement came as my paddle cut through it's surface.
I loved the sound as the kayak sliced it's way across the water.
I could see the bridge that opens the canals to the lake coming up ahead of me.
I paddled across the East Bay, to the mouth, and looked out across the whole lake.
It's a massive area of open water.
I felt so small, but knew that a Big God was right there with me, looking out at this great body of water....this place that brings my heart solitude whenever I look out at it.
I wanted to live on the water since childhood....and here I was, sitting with God, my Father, looking out over this wide expanse that He spoke into existance so long ago. Knowing that this very day we would be sitting here together, enjoying each other as Father and child....even in the midst of this corona virus.
As I paddled back, small waves rose out of the water from nothing...no other boat, no jet ski, no passing breeze.
I set down my paddle and reached over the sides of my kayak, and just let my hands rest in the water for the gentle waves to pass.
I don't know where they came from, and I don't know where they went....but I was full of peace and joy.
God meets us where we are at.
He's never too busy, or too big.
This virus still goes on, but God is in control. Whatever happens, I believe what is written in His Word. I will trust you, Lord when I don't know why, I will trust you Lord, till the day I die. I will trust you Lord when I'm blind with pain, you were God before and You'll never change!