When the World Says No Way, We Say Yahweh.
My favorite farmer steps in through the back door, weaves past hills of dirty jeans and groceries still in bags. He says nothing of the paper-strewn countertops or the breakfast dishes still standing sentry at the sink, where water’s turned cold.
He disappears into the office, and then back out again. He finds me, still bent over in the hallway where I’m picking up scraps of construction paper and yarn left by little artists who make the whole world their studio.
He winks, and woos me with this: “I left something for you at your computer.”
I stand up, tuck stray hairs behind ears, and ask: “What is it?”
He doesn’t answer. Just walks straight out the back door and leaves me to discover.
I come ’round the corner, to find a scrap of glossy paper torn from a farm magazine, laying on my computer keys.
I cup my hand to my mouth, laugh at the thought of it, and you’d think I just struck gold.
My favorite farmer knows what Y means to me. Knows how I see Ys everywhere these days. Yahweh marks our world with His initial. Now, some people might call me crazy, but I think He marked me that way, too. The farmer tells me later that, for all he knows, those bins were Photoshopped into a Y configuration.
He knew I’d like it anyway.
I lay the scrap of paper over top of the stacks of paperwork to my left. For when Yahweh is first, everything else is in its proper order.
LORD, Before I do anything else this day,
let me wonder at the wonder of You,
But now, Lord, what do I look for?
My hope is in you.
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Photo of T-shirt: I found this shirt at LifeLight music festival over Labor Day weekend. Perfect!
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Love this post,Jennifer… your words and your life have sent many of us on a "search for Yahweh". Blessings to you, today.
What a good man you've got there, to look past the dirty dishes and into your heart. Very cool that you collect Y's. This post made me smile.
Great title. great T shirt.
Hey, did you see Everfound at LifeLight? Look at their website and you just might see some of my writing…
Sweet! I also think that it's really cool that your favorite farmer is noticing things that he knows are important to you…
Kinda like Y does.
How thoughtful of your wonderful farmer husband! I will now see "Y's" in a whole new light. Thank you for sharing this. God bless you!
Amen! A beautiful reminder to say Yes to Yahweh…He is our peace, our hope!!! What an awesome way to start my morning!
Wonderful! I was going to ask if you got that at Lifelight. 🙂 I hadn't thought of taking note of Y's before, so great post!
That is so neat! I love that you see "Y's" everywhere!
I love the shirt … and the truth it screams. You always bring a smile to my face. That's why I love dropping in.
This reminds me of the song, "I'm Trading my Sorrows", Yes Lord! Yes Lord! You can do the impossible!
Your farmer is something else.
Aww, that's so sweet. Great story, and the greater point is pretty fantastic too. 🙂
Love this. One of my most favorite words is Yeshua. Amazing how we can look and see our Creator and Savior everywhere. The magnificence of His design. Thanks! ~Jessica
I'd like to think my life is Y-shaped, too. I hope so.
so special… thank you for sharing this with us!
Nancy, I love the photos you've taken of Yahweh's initial. You continually help me keep my eyes fixed on Jesus.
Nancy Number II and Dan King: Yep. That favorite farmer is as keeper.
David @ RLB — I didn't see Everfound but am familiar with them. I'm headed over now to see your writing there. Way cool….
Beautiful my friend!! I have closed my blog, for now, due to other things I wish to do but will still be around commmenting…
Love this post!
I am always blessed when I visit here….
How do you do that, every time?
Love it! Love the "Y"s, love that you look for them, and love the connection between you and Scott. Blessings!
Your post, I love it! Love the way you describe your little artist and the whole world as her studio — isn't that the truth! And the Y…very cool. I am writing about signs on the blog this week, so this Y sign makes me smile.
The "Y" is AMAZING!
Awesome farmer husband to see you and God in a magazine. 🙂
Just loved this. It reminded me of when I started going back to learning Hebrew and pasted Psalm 121 in Hebrew in my journal. Then found the only word I recognized was Yahweh. In all the muddle and the confusion of words I did not understand the Lord was telling me He was still to be found. It so helped my life at that time.