Friday, January 1, 2010

YOU are with me in study

I sat down at my table to study this morning and as I prayed before beginning, I noticed a bird chirping away on one of the rooftops outside the window of my little cell. I stopped to listen to the voice of my Beloved in that chirping. I closed my eyes for a moment. I longed for some message of Truth in what I study and what I discern. And then, as if I hadn’t noticed it before, I heard the ticking of the clock on the wall getting louder until it distracted me so much that I stopped listening to the bird and began my study. There it is. God with me in my studying; God with me in all that I discern; God present even when I am distracted.