Florida isn’t having autumn – still muggy, still 80+ degrees. But we have snow on the lawn…
Well, this time of year a profusion of flowers breaks out over every grassy area. One day it just appears, last a couple of weeks and then it’s gone. No shoveling required.
I am reminded we have so much. Whether we live where we are wearing flip-flops in late November or wrapped up in blankets on the couch, all is provided. Even a ‘snowy’ landscape when we’re wishing for that cold front.
Ever think about the delight God had in creating something as simple as flowers covering the grass, knowing that if we would just look, we would smile. So often in our hurry we don’t notice. Reminds me of something I read recently “There’s nothing in this world that’s normal – there’s only growing blind to the glory.” Ann Voskamp
Blind to the glory of every little detail put here for us to enjoy.
This morning I was up at 5:30 taking my husband to get his truck. As I returned dawn was just starting. Behind a dark cloud horizon beamed puffy pink wisps in a still purply sky. Like a canvas saying ‘write your day on me – make it beautiful’.
Our celebration of Thanksgiving is less than a week away. We will drive over three hours to see family not seen in over a year, some even longer. I want to notice on the way the birds coming south for winter, the low fog of cool morning, and the sun splashing everything with brilliance. So much to take in.
“Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be over all the earth.” (Psalm 57:5 NIV)
His glory is over all the earth, but we must purpose to see it. There is no ordinary here, Ann Voskamp went on to say “The ordinary becomes the extraordinary when the eyes see the glory here.”
Take my eyes off of traffic tie-ups, fussy people, chores to be done. Quicken me to paint the canvas of my day with eyes that take in all the beauty from Your hands. It is then I can be useful to those who are hurting, tired, blinded. Let my thanks-giving this year be the spreading of the hope found only in You…
PURSUING GOD WITH PASSION
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