I have a theory about God. I don’t have a scripture to back it up, and if I told it to one of the Bible scholars in my life, they’d probably laugh at me.
To be very honest, though, I think I’m right.
Here it is: I believe that from time to time, God looks at us and says, “Have I told you lately how much I love you?” And since we can’t actually hear God (most of the time) He shows us.
Sometimes it’s a beautiful sunset. Other times, it’s a cool morning breeze when the temp should be in the 90’s. And sometimes it’s a friend’s smile.
On our way home from my aunt’s funeral the other day, He did just that.
We stayed all night at Raton, New Mexico. I wasn’t particularly happy with the hotel we stayed in, so I was more than ready to head home. But I noticed a big patch of thistles growing behind the hotel.
Thistle patches aren’t something we see very often, and they were pretty, so I wandered around there with my camera.
and then I noticed something at the bottom of the hill.
God’s “I LOVE YOU.”
Not just a deer. A buck!
If I could get down that hill without tumbling, how close would he let me come? Was he someone’s pet? Had God tamed him enough that I could touch him?
But G-Man and Sister Debbie were waiting for me, and I was a little ambivilent about trekking down that hill.
Then something happened. A sign that the little buck was finished posing and our time together was over.
He mooned me. 🙂