Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
Thought for the Day: Beauty is around us.
I have a 1917 class ring that belonged to a beautiful friend of my family. She became a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse after she graduated teaching all of the grades. When my mother was a child, she loved visiting with “Mary” and would go by her house anytime she could.
On one of our family trips, my mother invited Mary to go along and she quickly made the decision to go with us. We traveled out west visiting the Grand Canyon and other spectacular places. While traveling, my father noticed Mary being very quiet. He asked her if something was wrong and she tearfully said, “No, nothing is wrong. I have taught all of my life about these wonderful places using books and pictures but have never experienced them in person. I never dreamed how beautiful God’s creations really were. I am in awe.”
How often do we take for granted the beauty of God’s creation? God has given us that beauty in the creation of earth’s formation but also in our friends and family. Our outlook on our daily experiences will change if we view everything as being a part of God’s perfect creation.
Prayer: God, thank you for the wonderful experiences you give us everyday. God, help us see the spectacular beauty as we experience your creation.
Prayer Focus: FIRST TIME TRAVELERS