Remember the song by the Five Man Electric Band called “Signs?”
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?
Many times in my life, I have sought a sign to show me that things are ok or that life will turn a corner. Once before we settled in Virginia, Jack and I were driving back from the lake lamenting about our house not selling in North Carolina. It took three years, which sure exercised our patience. I told Jack I wish we could just get a SIGN! Within 30 seconds of me saying that, he started chuckling and pointing to a sign (the kind you stick the letters in in front of a business to advertise the daily specials). The sign said, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart” Sometimes God does have a sense of humor. But other times I don’t know what the signs mean!
After my divorce, I was prayerful and seeking comfort. Rising from my knees to my feet, I glanced out the front door and there were 7 mourning doves protecting my front door. They stayed so long that I was able to take a picture! I ran across that photo this week. That’s the biggest sign I have ever gotten. And it was quite comforting!
This week, I have started walking in the cool of the lovely August mornings. Yesterday, a deer stopped and stared me down. I could not resist taking a photo of her. She didn’t move a muscle and was so intense. I looked right at her. Not until she moved, did I see her guardian Buck dash away too! He is to the left behind the trees. What does it mean? Is it a sign or just the wonder of nature at work?
This morning, it was butterflies. I have seen more butterflies and less stinkbugs this year than I can remember! It all just makes me feel whole and good!
So not to get overly nature-oriented nor spiritual, it all just makes me wonder. Just blame it on the deer!
And besides that, Jack is still plumbing and there was nothing new to blog about except what is in my heart. But, alas, he says he is almost done! Next week if I blog about the plumbing being done, it will be a sign that there is LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!
So to round out the song quoted above, hear the end of the song.
And the sign said, “Everybody welcome. Come in, kneel down and pray” But when they passed around the plate at the end of it all, I didn’t have a penny to pay So I got me a pen and a paper and I made up my own little sign I said, “Thank you, Lord, for thinkin’ ’bout me. I’m alive and doin’ fine.” Wooo!
And we are!