273/366 - scenes from the day

At bedtime, I gather in the pieces; reach my arms around the names and faces...a line in my inbox, a phone call, a chance encounter in the store. All of them, I remember, sent to me from God.

"Deliverance belongs to the Lord. Your blessing be upon Your people!" I murmur from the prayer book and lean over to turn off the light, all these gifts safe in His arms for the night.