During a long, hot summer, a rolling power outage rolled our way and the lights went off suddenly, along with the oh-so-precious air conditioning. Without the television or laptop to mesmerize us, it didn’t take long for things to get pretty dull in our candlelit cave. Although it was only 8:00 pm, my husband took the initiative and went to bed. A glance to the easy chair revealed my daughter making eye-to-iPod contact, ear buds in place, listening to music.
I motioned to her, and although hesitant at first, she cranked the sound up on some 80s tunes. Before I knew it, I started dancing. A second later, my daughter was dancing as well. We danced all around the house in the dark, shaking and gyrating, jumping up and down and having a glorious time together.
Soon the two of us were tired, winded, and laughing hysterically. Then the lights and air suddenly came back on. The TV came to life. The dishwasher pounded suds. The computer screen saver gleamed. And my daughter flashed me a parting smile on her way upstairs to social network on her PC, but she paused a moment and smiled. “That was fun Mom.”
I sat down in the easy chair and clicked off the television. We did have fun. For once, we did something totally off-the-hook hilarious together—we actually interacted. I had to wonder if God feels that way about us sometimes. We’re so busy getting connected, that we fail to connect much with Him.
“…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of faith…” (Hebrews 12:2) NIV
Linda Kozar is the author of Babes With A Beatitude—Devotions For Smart, Savvy Women of Faith (Howard/Simon & Schuster, Hardcover/eBook, 2009), Misfortune Cookies (Barbour Publishing, Print, 2008). Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A Casket, Dead As A Doornail (2012) and soon-to-be-released That Wasn’t Chicken, (2014) (Spyglass Lane Mysteries–eBooks), Strands of Fate (Annie’s Attic Mysteries, Hardcover, 2012), Moving Tales (2013). Alligator Pear (2013) Represented by Amanda Luedeke of MacGregor Literary. www.lindakozar.com http://bookishdesires.blogspot.com