My husband, Yaleska, and I are enjoying a much needed Saturday outing. We are taking in this pleasant autumn day in Florida. Simply picture worthy! Quite blissful it is.
I take in the breathtaking sights and count my blessings to be able to live so close to such majestic beauty. Between waves and breeze, shore and sand, I suddenly notice a most impressive sight. A sight drowned by the surroundings, diminished by the routines, overlooked at times by others, including myself.
I see Yaleska. I observe her attentively. I witness her in deep thought.
Deep, deep in thought.
What is she thinking? What are her thoughts? Is she thinking that this spot is perfect? Or maybe not?
Is she thinking about the seagull that just flew low enough to grab our snack?
Her day? ...Her past?... Her future?
I don’t know. How am I to know? I have no way of knowing.
She has no way of sharing – at least with vivid details.
What I wouldn’t give to know her thoughts… I guarantee it wouldn’t be a penny.
What I wouldn’t give…
So, I just give it to You God. My daughter cannot speak and verbally express her opinions, point of views, inner desires, feelings, and even beliefs. I don’t know if they are different or similar to mine at all. I only pray that she think of herself the way You think of her. You think she is absolutely amazing! May right now she be overwhelmed with thoughts of love, beauty, grace and mercy. All thoughts reflective of You and Your character.
I may never know her thoughts but I do know Yours. Your thoughts for her oh Lord are good. They are higher than my thoughts, deeper than my very own for her. And for this I thank you. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9