There are a lot of funny things that happen to me and I’m like “hmm… how did that happen?” or “wow, they recognized me?”
My second trek to the Starbucks I walked in and the woman behind the register smiled and said “back again?”. There are MILLIONS of people in this city, and I think all I said to her was “Good morning” as I ordered my variety of beverages. And even the woman behind the coffee noticed I was in there twice this morning. We talked for a minute, it wasn’t busy the second time around, her name was Althea, which reminded me of my friend Cheree, which made me smile even bigger this morning.
I often feel forgotten or that I don’t matter, and yet it’s times like this, in this big city, that I am reminded that God loves me and that I am chosen as His. I realize it is not about me, but knowing that He is in me, and I am loved is amazing! There is something about knowing that no matter how many people in the world there are, I am loved and that my presence matters. I have the power to make someone smile. And that is one of the greatest powers to ever possess. Maybe it’s true, given a tiara and a cap, I can save the world, even if it’s just my little corner of it.
For you created my inmost being;
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
And by the way… I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS CITY!!!! I think it’s fabulous! I love the hussle and bussle of it! I love the noise, the busy-ness of it! Its energetic and recharging! I want to start planning another trip soon!
Sending love from NYC!