May 28, 2021

It was one of those moments that would have made a great photo, but like so many of those moments, it happened so quickly that there was no capturing it except in my mind’s eye. Rod and I had arrived for dinner at a friend’s home. Our host gave us the best seats at the table, with a direct view out a wall of windows onto lush green fields surrounded by trees. 

I raised my glass to toast friendship and the blessing of being together, in person, fully vaccinated. After 15 months of shut downs, social distancing, face masks and isolation; such blessings cannot be taken for granted. I was sitting between our friend and Rod, and as their glasses met, they perfectly framed a blue-glass vase of yellow roses with the green field and trees as the backdrop.

It was a holy moment; two glasses connected in friendship in the midst of God’s very good creation. Such a moment was recognized by theologian and mystic Howard Thurman as, “an inherent oneness that breathes through all life and being.” Psalm 24:1 put it this way, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.”

Moments matter ~ Anne

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