God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Wednesday, August 2, 2006
I'm missing Texas
Listening to a song today caused a bit of memory walking...It didn't take long, but I escaped there for a while.
Interesting isn’t it: a kaffee, a few bites of dark Swiss Chocolate (from Switzerland - Dang Skippy), an unexpected connection to a San Antonio buddy, and a Clay Walker CD stopped me dead in my tracks for about 30 minutes.
The phrase in the song that sent me back:"I'd say that's right as the rain on a tin roof Texas night. "
Whew! As right as rain on a tin roof Texas night.
Closing my eyes I can hear it,
The wind whipping around in the grand pecan trees.
The sweet air settling across my senses - from touch to scent...
Oh, how I loved the pelting rain hitting the tin roof
Oh, how I loved that hand sawed wooden floor,
the smell of lye still lingering in the air from Granma's scrubbing
Oh, how I loved those hand sewn quilts
the wood stove
the water pump and its battered cup hanging from the string
Oh the memories Grandma's East Texas world.
I wonder if the life that I lead with open windows, rain so close regularly, wind whipping through the house, fresh scents of hydrangea, pine, and magnolia, the inside so entwined with the outside caused the memory to be right on the tip of my brain?
Isn't God good to allow us to go back and remember?
Think about it, without memory we would have to be learning the same words over and over, nothing would be available to come back and protect us, we would constantly touch that fire and get burned!!!!
And He says, "REMEMBER ME!"He has given us the Word to steer us clear of so many pitfalls, and then He gives us our own road to steer us clear of more.
What a good God we serve.
My thoughts these days are simple.
I have no answers, more questions, and lots of love for Him.
Just a Texas girl in Germany.
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Wednesday, August 02, 2006
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