Yesterday at church, I ventured back near the microwave to chat with the kitchen help. I don’t do that very often. It contributes to inefficient snack preparation and worse — the lack of coffee.
But I wanted to see a little bit of sunshine, brought back from the Floridian exiles. They had returned, with sun-tipped hair, looking healthy – especially among all of us who stayed put.
- Mr. K’s sermon taught about Ezra, Nehemiah, and the return of the exiled Jews from Babylon.
- And the amazing Cyrus. Cyrus was named by name, and, according to the historian Josephus, “Lion’s Den Daniel” was the one who told him that Cyrus’s pre-written history was in God’s Word.
- This pagan king was used by God as a “shepherd” and as a fulfillment of God’s word. “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He will.” Proverbs 21:1
- God — certainly a weaver of times and people and details. And He still is.
Back at home, it seemed too chilly to take a walk, so I opted for a long nap and storytime with two little boys holding flashlights and blankets.
It’s definitely not spring yet.
© Lisa M. Luciano