Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Lately I've been privileged to walk with some very dear people through transitions, traumas and trials... More than my usual number.

There is so much to learn from watching people weather storms, uncertainty, fear. One thing I see everywhere are God's fingerprints. These aren't the fingerprints found from a guilty party at a crime scene, but the evidence that God is holding us, and our lives through thick and thin and through many trials.

God has brought me comfort over the years through his calling card of butterflies. For one lady it's rainbows, another bunnies, yet another, birds.

But all of us agree. They are reminders that God is on the job watching and caring and being so much bigger and more present than we can fathom. But like the perfect lover, he never forgets to bring chocolate, flowers and poetry. He knows we women need to be romanced. The same is probably true for men, in their way. But, I can speak with no authority on that subject!

Just a quick post written on a phone!


Peter L said...

Hi, Evelyn. I was about to delete the link to your blog when I decided to check it out. I obviously did not know you started posting again.

As a man, I can say that I need to be reminded of God's presence. I don't know if I would call it "romanced", but no other word seems to fit. For me, it is a beautiful sunset or sunrise (I see both on my daily commute during the winter months). Every one is unique, though the colors are the same. Also, the best ones require clouds in the sky. So it reminds me that life needs those cloudy days to help us appreciate the sunny ones more.

Dios esté contigo, mi amiga.

Evelyn said...

Muchisimas gracias, Peter L.
How lovely to hear from you!

I appreciate you sharing your male perspective on this subject. It helps me to further understand our relational God. I love knowing the different, sometimes unspoken, ways he communes with his children.