Just after dawn, she descends the stairs carrying my copy of Earnest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast. With sparkling eyes and a smile awfully sweet for the early hour, she asks if I would mind reading a bit of it to her. I shut my laptop, eye her suspiciously.
“I didn’t know you had an interest in Hemingway,” I say.
Her smile is sugary as a cinnamon roll. “Ya well, I have an interest in hearing you read…”
I narrow my eyes playfully. “Well, okay then,” I answer, patting the seat beside me. “Sit right here.”
She scoots in between me and the sofa arm rest. I open the book to where my loyal bookmark holds my place and immediately see a flash of hot pink flutter to my lap.
“Ohhhh, what’s this?” I say to her face-splitting smile.
“Just a little love note,” she answer coyly. “I put it in your book last night, but I don’t think you saw it.”
“You’re right,” I reply, flipping the card over to read her note on the back. “I was too tired to read last night and went straight to bed, so I’m doubly glad you showed it to me this morning! Thank you!”
As I give all 55 lbs of her a hearty squeeze, I am reminded how our Father is also in the business of dispensing love notes to us, often revealed through little surprises.
We may be too tired, too busy, or too hurried to notice. But when we do, we see those surprises as hand written love notes landing in our own laps.
Each one arrives as a special song meant to be heard as only you can hear it.
So you may return a song of praise that only you can sing. Do you have any idea how much He loves the sound of your voice?
He gives a liturgy of love, and when we take notice, we sing a quiet doxology of gratitude.
What liturgy of love has landed in your lap lately?
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