O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy creation. Yonder is the sea, great and wide, which teems with things innumerable, living things both small and great.
Thought for the Day: Look for God’s great surprises!
“Cloudy, Really?!”, I said when I looked out the window this morning. Each week, I work into the evening on Friday evenings to clean the house where I can take my walk at the park on Saturday morning. But this morning, No! Clouds in the sky promised to make me miss the beauty of the sun shining through the trees. I asked my husband to check his phone about the weather, and it predicted clouds all day. I was very disappointed. But then, I began noticing the sun peeking through the clouds. By the time I made it to the park, there was a soft fog and within just a few minutes there was full sunshine. God gave me the gift of sunshine – and through the sunshine the beautiful colors of the park. What happened to the clouds, I do not know. But in my heart, I believe God saw my disappointment and said, “I did this just for you.” The colors were beautiful and the surprises were such fun. As I walked the park, I tried to capture the colors but along the way I captured so much more. Going up the upper path, I focused my camera on a wooded area only to find a deer looking straight at me. She let me take several pictures before she walked away. Then, coming back down the walk, I heard the sound of leaves falling and was surprised when a leaf that caught my eye floated through the air and landed right on my chest. When I shared this with my child, he said, “It landed on your heart!” And when I thought about it, I realized that indeed it had. I finished my walk with a special feel in my heart that I had received a great blessing from God in the park.
So, what exactly happened in the park? I believe God happened in the park and when He showed up He showed out in all His glory. The gorgeous colors were placed in front of me, behind me, and in every direction. The surprises in the park were all over the place in obvious placement by God. I was there, well, because the park is the one place I plan on going whenever I can and I will work to get myself there for my time with God. Thank you, God, for putting it there just for me.
Prayer: God, thank you for your beautiful world. Thank you for sharing so much of your beauty with us. God, you are a good God and we bless your Holy Name today. Amen.
Prayer Focus: God’s Beauty