Today we went to church, but we sat in the nursery rather than the sanctuary. This is okay for now, but hopefully the youngest will be able to be around people he has known all his life and sit in the sanctuary again soon. So today’s sermon was on God’s majesty and how He shows this through nature. The reading was from Psalm 19:1-5.
During the sermon, the pastor was speaking on the stars, and earth’s orbit and the sun and moon. I looked over and the youngest was reddening in the face and his breathing had changed. I asked if he was ok, and he replied ” no, not really”. So I reminded him that he was on solid ground, feet on the floor and that Gravity was in place. And I asked him if he could describe what he was feeling. He said it was hard, but that he felt like he couldn’t breathe and acknowledged that his brain was playing tricks on him. He continued to be restless so I had him pull his chair beside me and took his pulse, because both of those are comfort measures for him. His pulse was fine, and he took a few deep breaths, reminding himself that he was on solid ground.
As I thought of this later I thought “wow, wouldn’t it be something if we got physical cues everytime we encountered the awesomeness of God.” So my prayer for today is to regain the spirit of awe at the works of God’s mighty hand, to remain in awe, freshly and anew each and every day. Remember as it says in Ephesians 4:6 God is in all things, over all things and through all things. Have a blessed day AMEN