Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Stop! and Consider...
During the summer months, I drag my body out of bed before 6 am, lace up my running shoes and head out the door for an early morning 3.1 mile jog. If I could run later in the day, even an hour later, I would gladly do it. But this is what works. Only for a short part of the year, is the sun up at this time, allowing me to see where I'm going, making me feel safe. Because I am up so early, I have witnessed countless sunrises, testifying of my Creator's glory. This past week, my eyes drank in the hues of pinks and oranges and purples of a sunrise, and I was amazed at how quickly it passed, and became a normal, cloudy morning with little hint of a sun. I thought, "I would've missed this if I had slept in as late as I wanted to! I would've missed it if I'd been 10 minutes later!" It got me thinking, how often do I miss the Father's Glory because I'm not looking? Beyond sunrises missed, how much does the Father demonstrate and wait for my applause? Only, I missed it. My mind was asleep, focused on my own self. His glory is there to be seen, if my eyes are focused and my heart in tune.
Look but Don't Take
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