Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sunrise

 It has been calling me for months.


Every morning the heavens stretch out glorious pink and golden banners and invite me to be part of the celebration of a new day.

And I think about it, I really do! I squint out my window and see the sun rising and consider getting up and out there to revel in all that beauty; and then  close my eyes and go back to sleep.

But this morning I had to get closer and see more than the little that had filtered through the trees to my window. The grass was dewy and the birds insistent and, as I walked through the yard, no longer was the sunrise just a few compelling streaks but instead a vast  landscape that enveloped me.

Looking back at my bedroom windows it was hard to believe the sun could even reach into those little glass rectangles waaaaay back there; but it had, faithfully for weeks, and that was the reason I was now engrossed in the panorama around me.

I think it’s similar with the Son. He calls to us to come closer, to know Him more deeply. He calls repeatedly yet we’re too busy, or tired, or just don’t think we’ve got it in us to make the effort but the there is the time we come.

When we step away from the shadows of business and into the warmth of His presence and in doing so find that He is so much more than we remember or that the we could have imagined even with the penetrating shafts of his love which had found us through the foliage of circumstances.

Here all I see God and His greatness.
Here I have no trouble believing, as did Abraham, that God is absolutely able to do what He has promised – Romans 4:19-22

When my “later” has become “now” I wish it had been “sooner” yet am grateful it didn’t again become “tomorrrow”.

Because again I've found that when I make the effort to come,God faithfully keeps His promise to be found!

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.  Hebrews 11:6

Friday, August 26, 2011

My First Ever D.I.Y. Post!

Take a large binder clip

The kind you'd use to hold a bunch of sheets together.

Turn it upside down and it - voila!- becomes a note card holder!!



How amazed and impressed are you? :)

Every day we use all kinds of things as they were intended to be used. Binder clips bind paper, clothespins hold laundry, and a goblet holds liquid but all these things are not limited to just a single purpose. The binder clip becomes a note card holder, the clothespin keeps the bag closed and our chips fresh and the goblet becomes a luminary with the addition of a tea light candle.

And if we can be oh so very clever don't you think that God, the Creator of the Universe, can take what we're experiencing in life and use it for purposes far beyond our limited rationales?

"My thoughts are completely different from yours, says the Lord. And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine..." Isaiah 55:8

"Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, He is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope." Ephesians 3:20

How amazed and impressed are we going to be when we see what God is doing?!