It felt significant to me at the time but it wasn't until I was talking with my dear Ghanaian sister, Fanny Atta-Peters that I began to consider it again.
This is what happened: I was sitting on a bench at the top of bluff after having had a few hours of silence and listening. I was preparing to leave the area and had moved away from the precipice to sit on a bench. I was looking out at the country side of both Kenya and Uganda and was reflecting on the activity down there that was not visible to the naked eye from this distance. I thought about how insignificant my life is - how vast this world is - how my life is such a blip in the history and future of this world.
|You can see how close it came to me in this picture.|
|My dear sister in Christ, Fanny Atta-Peters.|
|Trying to catch a good picture|
Another person said in response to a hovering hawk,
"Blessings, blessings and more blessings. You have been blessed. Give thanks. . . . Hawk is a messenger of the Creator/God. The Hawk wants you to be aware the Creator is speaking to you. Take notice. Only you know what the message is. . . in fact, you already know (even if you don’t realize it yet). God is sending you a message. . . but it is for you. Be aware; take notice. (People often think this is a negative, as if “awareness” is negative; it simply means not to be oblivious to your surroundings, dreams, etc). Personally, I have always given thanks to the hawk whenever I see him/her."
Not sure about this but I do find it interesting. God has always shown up in one way or another during a silent retreat, and I love His intimate love that is tangible and specific, while also knowing His corporate and general love on the world!
|Fanny, her husband Dennis, and their two lovely boys: Nhyi and Zion.|