vacationing with close friends and family
children laughing and playing nearby
helping me celebrate another year of life
I am so blessed
Last night I packed all of our things and was prepared to head home,
with a heart full of gratitude and gratefulness
Until they found me...
anger and frustration
pushed their way into my hotel room at 3am, forcing me awake
two hours, too soon
Lights and noise everywhere
The intruders caught me by surprise which caused my defenses to immediately go up and I
felt like fighting
felt like making someone feel my wrath
felt like showing them who was the boss
so I did...
by forcing myself to do that which I did not want to do
I peacefully surrendered, dressed, and sat with my small travel Bible open to Psalm 91...
"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High,
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty..."
Later at the airport
it took one... two... three... four tries through the metal detector
before being cleared with just enough time to run directly onto the plane
Smooth take off
Worship song spilling forth
Book in hand
Settling into 14F; window seat
as a closer look at the wing subtly introduced
the inspiration for the day
"Do not walk outside this area"
I am sitting under the wing, and I am more than just the girl in 14F
I am so blessed and
my mind drifted back to what I had read that morning
cause even though the turbulence is worse when we're down in the clouds
I can't help but notice that...
there is beauty
there is glory
there is joy
under the wing
So I dare not walk outside of this area