“You love Him, though you have not seen Him. And though not seeing Him now,
you believe in Him and rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy.”
A Gift of Beauty . . .
Every evening I try to take a moment and witness God’s handiwork. Because His sunsets are never the same. One day He’ll lavish the sky in soft shades of lavender and turquoise, and He’ll swirl in a few wispy clouds. The next day He’ll streak the sky with wide swaths of bright coral and deep amber, and He’ll compliment the colors with thick rolling clouds.
Sometimes I’m in my car, returning from my son’s karate class or my daughter’s ballet class, and I’ll point to the sky and say, “Kids, look! God is giving us another gift of beauty.” We ooh and ahh together.
Noticing His sunsets have become a moment of worship — a moment to say, “I see what You’re doing. And it’s amazing. You are amazing! Thank You for reminding me that You are always there, always creating beauty.”
Once I became intentional about noticing God’s sunsets, I started noticing other moments of beauty too.
The morning dew on spring leaves.
The jacaranda in full bloom.
The hummingbird in fast flight.
I may not see God Himself with my physical eyes, but I see Him all the same. I see Him every day in the way He creates beauty all around me, and I am filled with a contentment — a joy — I can’t quite put into words.
When we’re paying attention, we can see God at work, not only when the sun fades into night, but also throughout our entire day.
Where have you noticed moments of God’s wonder this week?