Friday, May 21, 2010
Without going into unnecessary details, our family recently went through a forced move. Not the excited anticipation and dreaming of the future while boxing all your items, but a move where tears were shed, items were sold, my stomach wanted to throw up... move. We were blessed to find a house that would accommodate six people very comfortably, while allowing us to keep most of our 28 years of possessions. What was left behind was a lot with trees and nature sounds along with plane noises, as well as the death of a dream.
Our lot is very small and planes still fly over head, but they are bi-planes, a delightful sound. Gone are the days of planes landing at DFW Airport...this I have not missed.
As I settled in, still healing from our loss, I would cry at night over dumb things. One of my dumb things was the silence of our new dwelling. There weren't any nature sounds. There couldn't be the birds, bobcats, screech owls, turkeys, rabbits of our other dwellings, because there wasn't a place for them to habitant. I so longed to hear even the sound of a locust.
Then the other night, when all hope of ever hearing nature had vanished from our barren dwelling, I heard the strangest noise.
I got up and examined the electronic items in the house to see if we had something shorting out. I checked to see what the kids were fooling with (give me a break... it was after my bedtime!!). I couldn't find the source...ugh!!!!
My husband looked at me funny and asked what was the problem. I said, "stop....what is THAT? I can't SLEEP".
He laughed....now I have to go back in time to fill in the story.
So...my husband turns to me with a smile and announces that the noise is the weird, rumbling, mating moan of a male FROG!!!
Isn't God good? I had cried about not hearing nature sounds and he had brought me a FROG!!!! I had to just laugh. I wouldn't have asked for a frog, but that is what God sent me. The Prince of Peace sent me joy in my journey through a frog.
He sees our tears, he hears our hurts and frustrations....and HE ANSWERS PRAYERS. He didn't answer the way I wanted....large trees and birds, but He answered. I felt His touch and was reminded He was still there. He talks to us, but do we hear Him? Do we realize that He is expressing His love and encouragement? How many times have I missed something He wanted to bless me with?
Last night I called my son into my room to hear the noise....I told him what it was and we both laughed. It is a wonderful sound to me now, but I sure hope that male frog finds his mate soon!!!
May you hear God today!!