Yesterday afternoon as I landed in Denver, I had 30 minutes to get off the plane, to get my luggage and to get to the shuttle that would take me to Loveland. I got off the plane and put my walking into high gear. I got to the luggage area and I waited and I waited and I waited. By the time I heard the bell ring and the red light come on that the luggage was coming down the carousel I knew that it was too late and I wouldn't be able to make the 1:30 shuttle.
My body was tired from the past two days of traveling and I was ready to get home. I grabbed my luggage and went outside to wait for the next shuttle. I sat down on the bench with three other people. You could tell that everybody was exhausted and it had been a long morning.
As I sat there, I closed my eyes to relax. As my eyes relaxed, I could feel the gentle warm breeze blowing my hair across my face, as well as gently feeling the wind move my blouse. With my eyes closed, the noise around me seemed to come alive. There were people moving around. I could hear the buses engines roaring; brakes clinking to stop and the voices of people speaking on their phones.
As my mind began to relax and I was able to breathe gently, the morning devotion came to mind. These were the words that I had read "accept each day just as it comes to you. Do not waste your time and energy wishing for a different set of circumstances. Instead, trust God's strength to yield His design and purposes. Remember that nothing can separate you from His loving Presence."
I thought how true were those words. That bench was exactly where I needed to be! To be still and to feel and to hear my surroundings. By the time that 2:30 shuttle showed up, I was more relaxed and ready to conquer the rest of the afternoon.