Well Hello There.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Recently I was stopped at a stoplight waiting for it to change. It was an eternal stoplight meant it seemed to make my life just a titch more miserable. My heart was heavy with what seemed to be the weight of the world.

As I sat there at the eternal stoplight I wondered what master mind was conspiring against me, and why it seemed that God had forgotten all about me.

Then I looked out my window.

Pressed right up next to my window was the biggest dragon fly I have ever seen. It was so large I could see it's eyes blinking. It sat there buzzing next to the window looking right at me.

I looked at it, and it looked at me when I finally said "Well, Hello there friend." He landed on my mirror, and while he watched me he scratched his nose.

That dragon fly? He saw me. He noticed me.

We chatted for a moment, that dragon fly and I. He flew up closer to the window when I bore my soul to it during those few short minutes we had together. When I was done he landed back on my mirror, watching me again. And you know what? I know he heard me.

When the light changed I wondered if my friend was going to ride along with me on my mirror, but when I looked down he was gone.

My new friend reminded me of Him. Perhaps it was a tender mercy from The Lord, reminding me that He see's me. He hears my pleas and further He notices that I'm having a hard time.

Such a silly thing to have a dragon fly meet your needs. But on that day? He did.

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19 monkeys jumping on the bed:

  1. SO said...

    Isn't it amazing how the smallest thing can touch us in the most amazing way.

    Another reason for me to love dragonflies.

  2. The Damsel In DisDress said...

    dragonflies are my totem.

    lucky you!

  3. Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

    It's a beautiful insight. The other day I had a similar experience where I was "healed" while reading Llama Llama Red Pajama to my two-year-old at naptime. I wrote about it on my blog, and the consensus among my commenters was that sometimes those "small" moments and reassurances are more powerful than the "big" ones.

  4. Barbaloot said...

    I'm glad you were able to have that tender mercy. We all need them sometimes.

    Hope things are better!

  5. DeNae said...

    I've used this line from Billy Joel before, but I love it: "Don't imagine you're too familiar, and I don't see you any more."

    That little line spoke to me one afternoon the way the dragonfly spoke to you. It was like the spirit whispering, "I've been watching over you since before you were born. I know everything about you. But you'll never become so commonplace, so familiar, that I'll stop noticing you."

    And I see you, too, dear friend. Let me shoulder some of that heaviness. Whatever it is, offload in my direction!

  6. kaye said...

    nice reminder :) I'm glad you took the time to chat.

  7. InkMom said...

    I love this. And I love you for noticing it.

    That's all.

  8. HILLARY said...

    thank you for sharing... i needed that today! i wl be looking for my "dragonfly" today!

  9. Judi said...

    ♥♥♥♥ it!

  10. Devri said...

    Oh what a beautiful post!

  11. M-Cat said...

    Tender Mercy indeed. Love it. And so meaningful. Your needs were met with something seemingly so small.

  12. rychelle said...

    this may be one of my favorite posts.

  13. Bonnie said...

    Oh I understand. Once I was outside pushing the kids on the swings. It was windy as it is alot.

    And then I felt it. I closed my eyes and leaned into the wind. It was THE closest I have ever felt to Jesus in my life. I felt His presence like I have never felt it before.

    I can't remember what was going on that day, probably nothing extraordinary...we all know that is when He is revealed sometimes is in the ho hum moments.

    So glad Mr. Dragaonfly could be there for ya.

  14. That Girl said...

    I like you.

    A lot.

  15. Sara said...

    I understand this completely. I have had some real struggles lately and have wondered if I am worth hearing. I wonder if He knows I am here? Thank you for this post. I needed this! You were my little dragonfly today!

  16. Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

    What a tender, tender mercy. I haven't the words to express how this made me feel. Very...nope, really can't express it adequately. Lovely.

  17. AS Amber said...

    Aside from DeNae's, yours is the first blog I've read in almost two weeks. I'm so glad I tuned in tonight. The last two weeks have made me so aware of just how close our Father in Heaven really is.

    Thank you for this lovely story. I, too, am here if you need me to cry and sob and bawl all over you...wait. That's not how that was supposed to come out.

    I love you, MB. I hope you know that. I can't thank you enough for your kind words these last couple of weeks.

    (And as if this post didn't cheer me up enough, my WV is "dumbo". Not kidding.)

  18. Colene said...

    Thanks I needed that!

  19. wendy said...

    I could use a Dragon fly right about now.
    very nice