This morning, I was sitting at my desk eating my generic brand frosted shredded mini-bites cereal by hand (my doctor reminded me of the benefits of fiber), washed down by a generous swig of milk after each little biscuit. Noticing myself getting full, I put the top back on my plastic container. Then I started hearing little sounds like snow falling – but in my mind, I knew that couldn’t be happening at my desk. So I looked closely at my container and saw that static was causing little bits of the wheat cereal to leave the pile (bits from the end of the bag) and cling to the top of the plastic container. It was hilarious to me because I’d never noticed my cereal moving before my very eyes. So I suppose this was a special occasion. 🙂
Now I’m not gonna get all deep and claim to have received some great revelation through my breakfast. I will say that hearing this faint sound and subsequently choosing to look in an unlikely spot attuned me to the presence of God for the day in a unique way. The sheer delight of everything in the earth being subject to Him reminded me of God’s greatness.
If He chooses to speak by cereal, who am I to protest? He can speak in any way He chooses. The question is: will we listen? And once we’ve listened, will we obey?
Will you stay with the crowd today, or will you rise to the top? Press on, my friend!
© Copyright 2009 by Kayren J. Cathcart
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”