by DanWolgemuth on October 12, 2007

I caught her glance from across the room. Mary and I have found ourselves in these situations many times over the past two and a half years. We’re in the same room, just separated by significant and important conversations with old and new friends. We’ve gone entire evenings without having joint interaction. But during those moments we still connect.

In the moment, in an opportune instant, a look, and with it an instantaneous wink. That simple gesture communicates what words literally can’t. I’m on her heart, she let me know.

Several weeks ago, after a challenging day, I raced home to mow the yard in the disappearing hours before we would journey again. So as I walked behind my mower, my mind raced. Not on the subject at hand, but on all of the subjects that loomed or languished. Then I glanced. It was just an instant. But in that instant I saw the crimson and orange explosion over Mount Evans on the west edge of Denver. The sunset was breathtaking. And it was there, in that moment, the instant, that I saw the wink of God.

Is it possible, that this “winking thing” is something we learned from our Lord? Did He invent that wordless encounter? I’ve started to look for it. I pay attention. Watching for the ways that my Heavenly Father arrests my attention with a perfectly placed, wonderfully mysterious, absolutely awesome wink.

Hundreds of geese in formation, once again on a journey they are imprinted to make. An owl perched at the top of a pine branch that the moonlight exposed. The providential path-crossing of a friend I haven’t seen in over thirty years. A voice mail message from a staff member I met two years ago at our summer training class. The innocent stare of a baby in the shopping cart next to me at Wal-Mart.

The wink. I am on the heart of God. Every moment of every day. He knows me. He loves me. And when I pay attention, He shows me over and over, that He is enough. Wordlessly and beautifully.

Yes, on the heart of God.

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