It has been a month since Washington State has had a stay at home order, due to the Corona virus. In a time when chaos wants to prevail, I find myself turning to God and telling Him, “I put my trust in you.” That does not mean I do things to put myself at risk. I believe we do our part in relationship with God.
I put my trust in You, God. These words bring peace to my heart and soothes my soul. One of the things my husband Kevin and I do to stay mentally healthy is go on long walks. We live in a small town and there are great choices in where are feet can take us. This particular day we chose a walk that took us by a large pond. I told my husband, “Let’s stop here and look out” I realized I was looking for God. We noticed some ducks swimming on the glassy water and the sun reflecting off the surface. God’s peace filled me.
As we started walking again a Guidepost story from my devotional popped in my head. I told Kevin how a man had been needing God’s reassurance. He had set out on a run and was talking with God. In his own way, he was asking God to please make Himself known to him. As he was running he spotted a furry black and orange caterpillar. He thought, “Is that really for me God?” He loved these as a boy. He asked, “God, if that is You, show him to me again.” His run was long and included a challenging terrain. Yet, there he was, Mr. Orange and Black!
My husband loved the story and we were both encouraged. We continued walking about 4 minutes when, to our surprise, there was a black and orange furry caterpillar. We were like kids filled with delight. God had made Himself known. We are not alone.