It happened again tonight.
I expected a beautiful sunset over a turbulent sea. Clouds swelled in the sky, and I knew they would display the color.
But what I saw was glory. Within three minutes the sky went from blue and gray to brilliant oranges and yellows. The sun sank quickly, and just before it touched the horizon a pop of green surrounded it. Behind me, a rainbow streaked through the clouds like God just wiped His paintbrush there.
Every time I see His amazing work and think, “You can’t beat that, God”, He does.
- Sunset skies filled with color
- Clouds racing across the horizon
- Rhythmic waves pounding salty sand
- Palm branches crackling in the crisp wind
- Birds announcing a new day
- Pelicans gliding over crystal waters
- Stars flung across the heavens
- A crescent moon
- Shells sprinkled like confetti across the sand
I see it all, and I think like David, Lord, who am I that You should consider me? (See Psalm 8:3-4) Where does all my self-centered pettiness fit in Your grand creation?
That’s when I realize once again – He doesn’t need me; He WANTS me. He proved this on the cross.
Thank You, Father. I lift my heart, my voice, my life in praise to You!
Psalm 8: 3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? (ESV)
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Photos – Wonders, Beth Mims
Dear Friend, Know that the Father has loved and sought you. If you do not know Him, turn to Him now. I John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation (payment) for our sins.