Thursday, May 13, 2010


It is morning, and I am not a morning person. Something woke me at insane o'clock morning, and here I sit at six something, ready to go back to sleep. However, as I sit here, I am given the opportunity to see the sunlight brushing the treetops and illuminating the colors in such a glorious way that it reminds me of how incredibly awesome God is.

You know what I mean. Sometimes a scene catches your attention, and you stop to look at it and think, "Wooow." How much beauty is all around us every day that we miss? Do you ever stop to purposefully look at each petal on a flower, the shape of a tree, the intricate detail of a spider web, the algae on a forest pond, a field of wheat, a bunny rabbit hopping across the yard, a deer in the night? The Lord blesses us with so much visual joy every day.

There a program on television once in which one of the characters was God in human form. Someone asked Him to prove that He was God. He pointed. In a mocking tone, the human said, "It's a tree!" God replied, "Let me see you make one." Hehe...that still gives me a chuckle.

My challenge to myself today is to try to notice as many visual gifts from the Lord that I can. Will you join me and challenge yourself to the same thing?


  1. What a wonderful thought and a great reminder to us that God made this world for us to enjoy! That is a marvelous thought for the day.

  2. When we pray with the kids at night, we always thank God for the little, everyday things. Then let the kids list one. It is amazing the things that come out of thier mouths. I think if we start early, with our children, then it helps us and them to not forget the little things that our Creator has given and made for each of us :)

  3. One of my favorite sights is when I am on my train ride home and I pass over one of the water ways that transverse my commute, and the sun is cutting through the clouds creating the "Rays from Heaven" as I like to call them.