Did you see it this morning? I did, and it was beautiful!
As I drove my son to school – one hand on the steering wheel and the other holding an oversized mug of coffee – I was in awe of how the sun was coming up over the horizon.
It was truly showing off with effervescent shades of pink and orange. While I was taking it all in this thought came to my mind, “If this is what sunrises look like here on earth, I can’t even imagine what they must look like in heaven!”
God’s glory. It’s displayed all around us – day and night – morning and evening – day after day. But, do we take time to notice?
So let me ask you. When was the last time you paused for a moment and noticed the clouds above you? Or watched the sky explode with color as the sun gently rose or sank into the horizon? When was the last time you noticed birds singing first thing in the morning or counted the stars at night?
You and I both know that life is so busy and it’s easy to fall into a pattern of taking every day occurances for granted. But, when we miss out on capturing these moments we miss out on experiencing the glory of God. Here is what Scripture tells us:
Think about it. When we intentionally pause throughout our day and take in the beauty of nature that is all around us, we can clearly see the work of God’s hands. We can get a glimpse of the knowledge God is revealing. He is painting brushstrokes of love for us!
God alone created the heavens and earth so that all living things rejoice in His splendor. He also created it for our pleasure.
Oh, that we would take time today (and every day) to see and celebrate the extraordinary masterpiece God is designing for us. No matter how your day started, it can become so much better if you pause and take a few minutes to notice what God is trying to showing you.
How about we celebrate together?
Share (in the comments box below) a time when you were wonderfully surprised by the beauty of God’s creation. What did you see and how did it affect you?
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