|Jack Basks in the Sun|
My One-Eyed Cat, Jack, continues to teach me how to live with flair. First he learned how to purr and taught me something about finding yourself again, even when you've been wounded. Then, he let out his first meow, and I learned something about rediscovering my voice. Then, despite those wounds, he began caring for other cats, and that showed me the power of serving others.
Then he started becoming fully alive, doing all the things that normal kitties do. Next, he learned courage, standing up for himself and proclaiming what he loved and needed.
But then his scar started leaking, and it felt like were were starting over. But Jack got better, and today, I find him basking in the sun.
That cat won't leave the warm spot in the window. He gazes up in the bright sunlight and lets himself become toasty warm. As I watch Jack basking, I suddenly want to join him on the window ledge. To bask means to receive great pleasure from something.
Did I bask today? I want to bask in the love of God. Did God design us to derive great pleasure from knowing Him and enjoying creation? Oh, the great pleasure of sleeping in a sun ray, eating fresh pineapple, teaching a boy to jump rope, finding a perfect verb, or listening to a cat purr. What things exist in my life today that God places there from which I am to derive great pleasure?
Jack wants to know as well.
Journal: What things did I derive great pleasure from today?