As I was posting up some Instagram pics tonight I put up a picture of one of the most stunning sunsets I’ve seen in a long time. I happened to catch some of it on photo and video. I even left the dinner table to go out into the yard and enjoy it’s last few minutes as the darkness swallowed it up. I love this time of year- it’s spring as I write this. The weather is still cool enough, yet warm also.
As I posted this up I wrote that I would miss the beautiful sunsets I’ve gotten to experience here on this property. We are in the process of packing up to move somewhere else. We aren’t sure where yet. But I’ll miss the sunsets, and the wildflowers, the tall yellow lilies, the blueberry bushes, the mulberries, black berries and black raspberries. I miss my cats. I found them all homes almost a year ago now. I miss my goats.
But as I was thinking about what I would miss, I thought about the garden that awaited me somewhere else where I could call home. I thought maybe an even more beautiful view awaited me. And then I heard the song from Pocahontas. “Just around the river bend, …do you still wait for me Dream Giver, just around the river bend?” I haven’t seen that movie for decades.
It’s funny that these thoughts triggered me into recognizing the song that I have been hearing playing in the back of my head for days. I feel like I’m on my kayak and I have to adventure just beyond the next turn. Something is just beyond the bend. Something is right around the corner. Hope expects something good. Fear freezes up and hides in expectation of bad.
God has been asking me to dream again. Because in the past I’ve been afraid to dream. I’ve been afraid I’ll go off without God and do something wrong that He doesn’t approve of, and I’ll mess everything up. But faith whispers to my heart that He’ll never leave me. And that He is a Father, My Father, and He will guide me like a Shepherd, that’s Who He is. I just have to listen, and have courage.
So here’s to the future. Here’s to believing what He told me back when I was pregnant with my daughter Hope: “The Best Is Yet To Come.” Amen to that. Something Good is just around the river bend.