Friday, November 11, 2011

In Awe of God's Splendor

Every morning that I drive Megan to school, I am in awe of all of God's beautiful creation, no matter the season. Today the sky had some clouds in it but there was a beautiful brightness brimming forth with hope as the sun was breaking through. It always reminds me that though we have clouds and troubles here on earth, God is always there like the sun even when we can't see Him. He is always with is and waiting to take us home to Him in Heaven.

Psalm. 19 "The heavens declare the Glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of His hands."

I am amazed at the colors of some of the trees still this late on 11-11-11. The trees have all changed at different times starting back in early October so it is a surprise every day when I find new colors on my drive.

I also cross a river on my drive and yesterday is was like glass with the reflection from the autumn trees perfect, making you wonder which were the actual trees. It is so peaceful and serene. I am reminded in Isaiah 66:12 God says, "I will extend peace to her like a river.." and I hear God's words," Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10. True peace is that God is God, and He gives us free forgiveness through Jesus' death and resurrection and prepares a place for us in His home.

Every day on my way as I look around me, I am reminded that God is an awesome God and He can do all things. I am reminded in Psalm 121: "My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth."

Therefore, I praise Him and thank Him, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty; for the whole earth is full of His glory." Isaiah 6:3

I don't live in any of the many gorgeous places in this world, but even in the city of Lansing, I can bloom where God planted me, as I hope I can fulfill His purpose for me, that I may spread the peace of God to others today and every day.

Have a wonderful day!
Bloom where God has planted you!

1 comment:

  1. Christine, Psalm 46 has been my favorite Psalm since we sang in it highschool choir (or chorus). Do you remember it?

    I'd love to find a copy of that version. The composer so aptly portrayed the majesty and awesomeness of our God. It was the first time I really thought about the words to a psalm, and the composition really helped me to instil not only the words, but the meaning, too in my heart and mind.

    I believe it was by somebody Eggert, because I can remember wondering whether the song writer was related to Jenny Eggert. I should just call NPH sometime. Or maybe LHS inherited all the music from MLPS? Any ideas?