Today is a weird day not because it is my birthday but because it is my 50th birthday. Wow, I can remember as a child thinking “50” was really old, but it really does not feel that old now that I have arrived. Actually, I might like it! My daughter told me just yesterday that i don’t look “50” and how happy she is that her dad and I are seeking our dreams earlier in life rather than later.
So with a cold beer, I sit on the back of our new home on my 50th birthday seeking my dream. I pause to stare down the seagull that has dropped by to challenge me for my sandwich. He is a daily visitor to the pole behind our boat. Although, he is pesky, I stop and look up close at him and he is a reminder me of all the delicate workings in God’s creation. All the simple things I long to see. “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?’ Matthew 6:26.
In the evenings we watch the osprey drive into the water for dinner. Just a few days ago one sat fishing off the boat next to us without a care in the world. He watched us but was not alarmed by us. Watching his majestic body work and move is just an awesome site and another piece of this world I long to have the time to just sit and watch like I did that day. The feeling of being awe struck as our eyes met each other. God’s handiwork is exquisite. “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31.
I have seen dolphins, manatees, tarpon, and rays from this seat. Now, I am ready for a bigger adventure and a deeper discovery of God’s world. Yes, I am turning “50” and it makes me a little queasy because my body is getting older and I feel it, but reaching this birthday was a marker for me of what is to come – what God has planned. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11.
Closing Verse: “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Challenge: Seek God Now!
Next week, I will share an entry from from a new blog. A sneak peak at the adventure my husband and I are seeking together. You will find that post here so stay tuned.