Thursday, January 14, 2010

Last evening I was driving home and found this scene in front of me. The beauty of it was so amazing that I stopped by the side of the road and took this picture. It was quiet and the scene before me seemed so peaceful.

Then when I got home, this is the scene that greeted me as I heard the loud noise of geese, and looked up. Another one of those scenes that caused "wonder" in my heart as my mind tried to comprehend just how it was, that these geese knew to fly in this formation.
At this point I went into the house to start my dinner preparations.

Within the next half hour, my daughter said, "she is surprised that I am not outside with my camera." When I went out, I discovered one of the most outstandingly beautiful sunsets that I had ever seen. I could not stop taking pictures. It's beauty was breathtaking! I felt small and insignificant, as I took in the sun's radiant, vibrant and magnificant drama unfolding.

God uses the power of the sun to strengthen us, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting men may know that He is God.

I stood there in the stillness of the evening's events, and watched as slowly the sun disappeared...

...and the darkness of night set in. Oh, the wonder of it all. Artistry like one could never see in all of the creativity of blogland. I am convinced that nothing mankind has concieved can rival the scene I found before me. Truly, it encouraged my saddened heart last evening, as I heard the continued news reports from the ravaged country of Haiti.

I cannot imagine the devastation that those in that country are facing. My thoughts and prayers are with them, and the many who are stepping into the destruction to offer their help.


Barb said...

Judy, this post is so encouraging to my heart.

Ron and I live on a beautiful lake and I have stood at the window looking out at the sunsets many times while preparing dnner. Several dinners I have burned simply because I could not remove myself from that window and God's beauty!

Thank you!
Barb ♥

Rach said...

Oh my, those are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing.

Happy@Home said...

I'm finding it hard to tear myself away from CNN as this terrible tragedy is unfolding in Haiti. It is truly hard to imagine what the people of that small island are facing.
Your gorgeous photos this morning were a calming presence amidst the sadness. I think I need to make a point of looking up at the evening sky. I tend to close my blinds at dusk and not pay much attention to what is happening in the sky. After seeing your photos, I think I am probably missing a lot of God's natural beauty.

Melinda said...

Those pictures are truly beautiful.
God does have a very artistic touch. I'm not sure if a painter could really capture this.


Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

The best kept secret around her is that there is a gorgeous sunset every night...that 75% of the time I miss.

Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to have "teasers" about upcoming sky beauty, like they have (so annoyingly) on television?

Some voice booming out around you saying "Up next on God's Sky Channel: Geese head home, followed by Blazing Sunset!"


Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I TRULY marvel at your ability to capture such beauty! I'm always amazed at God's handwork in the way he paints the skies!!

Thanks for sharing with us, the amazing view you've been blessed to see!!

JG said...

Those are gorgeous pictures you took and shared!

Thank you

Connie said...

That was truly beautiful! I find myself pulling over too at times to take a photo of something beautiful. Isn't is amazing how the sunset takes on so many colors. Truly is God's beauty for us to enjoy!

Thanks for sharing! Connie

LisaShaw said...

WOW!!!!!! No words. I'm always deeply amazed by GOD's beauty and the way HE shows Himself to us...


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