Monday, June 15, 2009

A "God Hug" Day

Perhaps you've seen this picture circulating by email... I've gotten it a couple of times now. Every time I see it, I feel it, and am reminded of the "God Hug" days that I've experienced in my life.

I had forwarded it to one of my friends with the comment that I needed to blow it up life sized.

Truth be told, my ideal "Good hair day" combined with a "Good body day" would have me looking like the woman in this picture. She reminds me a lot of myself, for some reason.

Sunday this past week was one of those "God hug" kind of days. I could just feel the presence of God and His arms around me, holding tight.

It started at band rehearsal.

My friend walked over and handed it to me - a blown up version of the picture in an 8x10 frame. It made my day. The original was black and white, but when I got home and set it on my desk where I could see it, I knew that I would be colorizing it later on.

And so I have. In a red sweater and blue jeans, there I stand. Held tightly. As I colored the sky blue, the sky behind me was turning pink and orange. The sun was peering through the tops of the trees as it set for the evening.

What really brought it to life for me, besides the color in "my" cheeks, was color on His hands. As they became more real, the whole feeling of the picture intensified.

I held my breath for a moment, and let it out slowly. Wow... there are no words.

What a gift I have been given. An overwhelmingly, inexplicably, wonderful gift!


Anonymous said...

i love love love this!!!!!!!!!!

Linda said...

yeah... me too....