|A Blue and White Tea for Two|
by Cathy Baker
During the frenzied search for my diamond a couple weeks ago, Piper spotted a stack of blue and white china tea cups set aside for posting on Craig's List. Picking up a tea cup ever so carefully, Piper let out a giggle and asked if we could have a tea party.
Now, I've dreamed of tea parties with granddaughters for years but I didn't expect my first opportunity to occur while frantically searching for such a sentimental stone. It was, however, impossible to turn down such a delightful invitation so I set aside the search and began washing tea cups.
We put the kettle on, listened for the perky whistle, and buttered a little bread, excited about our impromptu tea party.
|Notice whose cup is empty first!|
This happens so often in life, doesn't it?
What we need—what we really need—often emerges during a time of waiting.
- We wait for test results.
- We wait for deep needs to be met and understood by those we love most.
- We wait for loneliness to subside.
- We wait for answers to questions that may never be resolved this side of heaven.
- We wait for tea to brew.
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!
Psalm 27:14 ESV
Leave it to a grinning granddaughter with a teacup pinched between her fingers to serve as a reminder that oftentimes our greatest blessings are discovered in the waiting.
What's one thing you've discovered during a time of waiting?
|Impromptu = tea and buttered bread.|
|Sippin' tea, Piper and me.|