If I ever wrote myself into a story I would have to live in a house with a lilac bush outside our bedroom window so the evening breeze would carry the scent of lilac into the room as I say goodnight to the Lord and drift into sleep.
It is springtime now and I am thinking about things like that. This is our first spring in our house here in Hinsdale. I’ve been away some. The other morning was a glorious, sunny, spring morning. I was getting dressed and Lois opened the blinds. The sun shone in. The pines were noisy with birdsongs. To my delight, just below or second-floor bedroom window, at the corner of the stone patio was lilac bush in full flower.
A few years ago someone took the time to plant a lilac bush at the corner of the patio, just under our bedroom window. This spring it is ours to enjoy. It is my goal in life to nudge everyone I meet a little closer to the Lord Jesus, to lead as many to Christ as I can and spend my life obeying the commands of Christ and teaching others to do the same. Today I would like to plant some things and get some things started that will bring fragrance and beauty into the lives of others for years to come.
May 7, 2007