Several times a week I pray for my children and grandchildren by praying “around the world.” Sometimes I think of each location in my mind, and sometimes I use a map of the world.
Today as I was sitting on Louise’s deck between the two large mulberry trees praying for my family, I had a sensation I had never had before. As I looked out toward Japan and Indonesia, I pictured where they might be in relation to the curvature of the earth—not quite directly below me, I thought. Then around the sphere to Turkey and Germany before returning to the eastern coast of the United States.
I’ve seen pictures of the earth taken from space, of course, but with a detached, geographical interest. But today I really sensed my location on a sphere rotating round and round in space.