Yesterday I went up into the woods behind our house and sat on the tree fort our kids used to play on when they were young. I needed to get away to confirm and think about something that had been said… something hurtful. As I sat, I looked up and blinked away the tears to see this tiny heart in the bark of the tree. God so often seems to come through and remind me that I am loved when I least expect it but need it most.
I wasn’t able to get a picture of the heart then, because I didn’t have my camera with me, and I had a commitment to which I had to attend. But I went back this morning to capture the expression of God’s love to me.
As I was trying to get a good clear shot, I heard a squirrel scurrying and chattering in the branches above. All of a sudden, I saw something fall and heard a thump. I didn’t really think much of it until I saw another something fall, and I realized it was a pine cone. “Hey! Are you trying to hit me?” I called up into the tree. The squirrel chattered again and another pine cone fell, and then another right behind me. I felt the whoosh, it was so close! “Hey! Ok, I get the hint! I’m almost done. Just one more shot.”
The squirrel chattered again. I love God’s sense of humor. Thank you, Lord, for making me smile.
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…” —Proverbs 17:22 KJV