Today, near the lake opposite our house I saw our local hawk soaring and wheeling in the sky. It's a really windy day, with gusts of up to 50 miles an hour according to the forecast. The hawk was literally playing roller coaster on the thermals, with periodic spirals down to the ground. Then he would weave in and out of the many trees before starting his air ride once again.
I suddenly realized that I rarely give myself to enjoying the moment in such a way. I never revel in the beauty of a situation, the power of a weather event, or the delicate details I see all around me in creation. When was the last time I immersed myself in enjoying the gifts God has given me?
God says, "But to you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth and gambol like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy."