Sunday, March 23, 2008


I'm referring to the chocolate variety.

I love to tear off the fragile foil surrounding the small candy and grab the skinny stem, popping the entire piece in my mouth. The silky chocolate melts against the roof of my mouth, and for that 30 seconds, all of my senses are celebrating. Even if its been months without any indulgence of the Hershey variety, I still can remember how it tastes. Mmmm.

One of the things I love to do is to have a pen on hand when I curl up with God's Word each night. I circle, I make little asterisks, and I write key words at the top of the page. I love going through and reading scripture and realizing how it impacts me each time.

At the top of my blog, I have a quote. {"No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather, we who read it are no longer the same interpreters..." -George Eliot} Once in a while, a verse really speaks to me at that moment and I simply write the date beside the scripture. Tonight I was reading and saw this:

"[I remember the days of long ago, I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.]" Aug. 1, 04

Hm. Now, I don't know what exact thing prompted me to write the date down, but I can sure remember what hardship I was enduring at that time. I had just finished up a summer with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes summer camps, interning and creating videos for all of the camps. It was the last couple of days at the campground before I trudged back to college life to begin my senior year. It was very much a pivotal summer in my Christian walk. I had emerged a stronger believer.

Now, I read that scripture as an entirely different person. I'm at a different crosswalk. But through it all, I still can remember that it did impact me. It was the Word of God spoken for me at that moment. And like those Hershey kisses, I can always remember the way it feels when God speaks.

So now, I'll savor one last Kiss for the evening and write a new date by Psalm 143:5. I look forward to the next time I dive into the Psalms and discover another reason to flag those four lines...

...and another excuse to have a few bites of chocolatey goodness.


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