Wednesday, January 5, 2011

In Tens (Number Four)

Every now and then, maybe more often than not, God gives you a little gift that just knocks you over.  This summer, I became enthralled with sunsets.  I believed God was giving them to me as a special gift of His presence and His goodness; His light and His magnificence.  It was as if He was saying: "Look what I can do!"  And I would say, "Wow," shake my head and ask, "Who am I that you would show me Your glory in this way?"  I began to wonder what my life would be like if I never missed another sunset for as long as I live.  And then I thought about clouds and Chicago and how I could go months without seeing a sunset unless I flew somewhere.  That would get expensive.  So, I committed that I will always take note of any sunset that God presents for me to see.  And I will always thank Him for the wonderful gift.

Here are ten from 2010 that made me say: "Wow, God.  Thank you for that."

1 comment:

  1. I've shared this same thought on occasion, when in remote places where the nights are darkest and the stars can be seen as blanketing the sky in the millions. The awe can only lead to divine inspiration and the flashes of childhood, when such things seemed to be a more common occurrence. We're not so different, you and I.