Today I Saw God
Change in Plans by Susan Ward
My Monday mornings are pretty much the same every week. I arrive at work around eight-thirty. I check my email. I attend to the immediate. By nine, I usually start writing the Monday morning blog post. Most mornings I have an idea what I'll write. I usually take notes during the sermon, then let those thoughts marinate in my head for the rest of the day on Sunday. While I'm getting ready for work on Monday morning, I usually have the post almost written in my head. So when I sit down to write, things go pretty smoothly. Sometimes I get interrupted and need to address another task. This takes me away from what I am writing.
That's what happened this morning. A coworker came in, and I needed to check something on Facebook for her. While on Facebook, I noticed a post at the top of my feed. The post was a link to a blog post, and the person sharing the post commented that the post related to Tom's sermon yesterday. I was curious so I clicked on it. I proceeded to read a beautiful story about two women. When I got to the end of the story, I realized it was actually a poem, "Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal," by Naomi Shihab Nye. You can read it here.
I realized that my plan for today's post was no longer necessary.
Everything I wanted to write is captured in this poem. I don't know much about the author but I can understand the world that she describes and the world in which she'd like to livea world where we take the time to notice each other and care for one another.
I hope you'll read this poem. I know sometimes when I'm reading something and there is a link, I don't click on it because it feels like a waste of my time. I can promise you that this will not be a waste of your time. Here it is again in case you don't want to scroll back up.
May we all be like the woman in the airport.