Dandelions and Spiders’ Webs

This morning, a scene from one of my favorite films springs to mind:

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE: Dear God, I know this is utterly absurd, but I feel I have to meet you in secret.

RICHARD THE BUTLER: Sorry to interrupt, sir. There is a beggar at the kitchen door. I would turn him away, sir, but you insisted I always check.

WILBERFORCE: Just give him breakfast.

RICHARD: Very good, sir.

WILBERFORCE: Richard?

RICHARD: Sir?

WILBERFORCE: I know that lying down on the wet grass is not a normal thing to do.

RICHARD: None of my business, sir.

WILBERFORCE: Truth is, uh… I’ve been even more strange than usual lately, haven’t I?

It’s God. I have 10,000 engagements of state today, but I would prefer to spend the day getting a wet arse, studying dandelions and marveling at . . . spiders’ webs.

– “Amazing Grace” (2006), Steven Knight.

At the hub of all our activity this week, may there be dandelions and spiders’ webs and wonder — not as some sort of magical talisman, but each one as an invitation, deliberately noticed and accepted, to glorifying God and enjoying Him. Happy Sunday, friends.

 

This post is part of a 31 day series about Loving God as an Introvert

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