I’ve had a lot on my mind today. There are concerns weighing on me, and while I’ve laid them before the Lord, I’ve still had somewhat of a heavy heart. On top of that, I had to go to the grocery store. Now, I really like to cook, but HATE to go to the grocery store. I tend to put it off until there is nothing in the house, and after being gone for a week, the cupboards were definitely bare. So, I packed up my heavy heart and my shopping list and made the trip to my local Sweetbay.
I got a cart that had a wobbly wheel, and for some reason kept using it in hopes that it would miraculously stop making that noise. It didn’t. But, it was getting full so I kept squealing and knocking my way through the store, my mood disintegrating by the second.
I struggled with my heavy, lame cart into the produce section and stopped in front of the lettuces, when I heard it. A voice announced, loudly:
Please Step Away From the Produce!
Then, a loud crack of thunder sounded with the reality of an impending Florida downpour. I stepped back, a little stunned.
I was trying to put it all together when the produce sprayers started their wash cycle on the lettuce and a song started playing which surprised me even more:
I laughed out loud. It was just what I needed – a reminder that my God has got the storm under control and I am free to SING! I hummed along and had a bit of a Kelly-esque spring in my step all the way to the check out.
Is it raining in your world? Relax and join me for a little “Singin’ in the Rain”!
He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. Psalm 107:29 (NIV)
Welcome to my little neck of the cyberwoods…just a woman scouting the divine as she travels the road home.
how funny! I hope your heaviness lifts soon….sending up a prayer for you
Literally, it is raining here in HOT DRY, let me say that again, please, D-R-Y Kansas.
My husband awoke me in the night and said, listen it’s raining. Then God awoke me this morning with the THUNDER OF HEAVEN and it’s raining once again.
Oh, truly how we need rain, and I just want to sit in the rain with my coffee this morning.
I’m so sorry you are heavy hearted, can I pray for you in a specific area?
I do realize, at times, it’s best just the one hurting and God. ;0)
What a great wayu with word you have, and a reallhy neat blog!!! Love it! I just want to be singing in the rain as well…..
Where do you shop? I want one some singing produce.
That is so funny to picture. I always get the lame cart that has issues. Reminds me of myself.
So thankful for God and his well timed showers of grace. They never fail to bring me a smile.
I know about heaviness of heart. It seems to be lifting a little, but there’s just something that won’t shake loose. If you ever want to “unload”, feel free to email.
I have some heaviness…just life…kids, hubs, the normal nine yards I guess.
Praying for you Melinda.
This made me smile! I feel the same way about Cooking vs Shopping and you would easily know it from my refrigerator right now. It is plum empty.
Isn’t it cool how a fresh giggle puts any heaviness to flight!
Great time today and thank you for the RSS lesson!
Your blog is so stinkin CUTE!!! I am hooked now 🙂