Today Brings New Life!

I woke up today to the most beautiful sight  – a sweet little yellow bird was perched on the tree just outside of my kitchen window just a chirping away.  I watched it for over five minutes and then took a rather sad picture of it with my phone (I chose not to post it because it was so poor).  I doubt I could have captured the beauty of it with my camera, even if it had turned out well.  Honestly, it began my Sabbath is a miraculous way.

Even in mid-January, amid the leafless trees and dormant grass, we find new life singing to us.  I believe we take these daily “new births” for granted.  Think about it – God literally gives us new life every day when we awake in the morning!  A new day to live and breathe!  A new opportunity to grow, to love, to live!  That little yellow bird simply demonstrated to me the newness of my own life – the life I take for granted.


I found this inspirational quote and thought it spoke volumes to what my life has tended to be.  How often I have dwelled on yesterday instead of enjoying the gift of today.  What would my life look like if I “inhabited” (yes, I LOVE the use of that word!) my moments?  Tomorrow will be here soon enough so I think I’m going to enjoy the NOW.  New life is here, now, and it’s a tremendous gift I need to stop squandering.  Yes.  Today.  I’m ready to inhabit my TODAY!

About revmonica

I'm the Director of Growth Ministries at Williamsons Chapel United Methodist Church and the proud wife of Steve and mommy to Morgan and Gavin.
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1 Response to Today Brings New Life!

  1. Tom Bolton says:

    What a great way to start this week!

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