A Wink

We have all had those times. They are the times when one bad thing after another seems to crash into your life. Your heart feels bruised, your soul feels weak, and your body feels tired. Then just when you think that you canít handle one more bad thing, two more bad things hit you from either side.

I was going through one of those times recently. I was driving home in a mood that would have had to climb 50 feet just to reach dejected and depressed. As I rounded the last curve before my house I noticed that my carís antenna had smashed into a butterfly. Seeing that beautiful creatureís wings crumbled around it was the last straw.

Butterflies had always been special to me. My Mom had loved their simple beauty and delicate grace. Seeing them always reminded me too of her own lovely and loving spirit. Now I was going to have to peel a dead one off my car. After I stopped I walked sadly around to the antenna. I reached over, gently touched the tip of the butterflyís wing, and lifted it away from the antenna. Suddenly, to my utter delight the butterfly moved. It hadnít been crushed at all! It fluttered its wings and flew happily up into the air. It swirled around my head and then floated off to find a good flower to feast on.

I was left smiling and laughing with joy. It felt like God and my Mom had found the perfect way to remind me that I was still watched over and still loved. Squire Rushnell calls these moments, "Godwinks." They can be a coincidence, an answered prayer, or a second of great happiness that reminds you that God loves you and is forever one with you. My life didnít instantly get any better after this moment, but my soul sure did. In that wink I was shown once again that Godís eyes are upon us and His love is with us forever.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~

[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella Copyright © 2010 (joecool@wirefire.com) -- submitted by: Joseph Mazzella ]

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