Clouds and a thin sliver of Pastel Blue Skies

This morning I am stopped by the quiet beauty
	of gray clouds
	and a thin sliver of pastel blue sky
	lining the horizon across the frozen
	snow-covered lake.

What is it that makes me stop at the sight? 
      get a lump in my throat? 
What is so unusual about a cloudy morning 
      after a snowstorm
      the day before.

Immediately, Lord, 
Lord, you remind me of Romans 1:20
where it says I can see YOU
	through the things you have created.

I stand here, surrounded by 
by your presence.
as if you have reached down
 and given me hug

Oh Lord, you know how the
things you have created
help me sense 
your very presence.
For what is creation, but a sign
pointing back to you. 

Last week I was at Epcot -
	Creative . . . interesting . . .
even beautiful
a tribute to the man’s creativity
yet it does not make me think of you.

This . . . the simple beauty of 
	the clouds
		the pastel blueness of the sky
This in front of me makes me think 
of you.
There's no excuse.
May I never worship the creation,
rather reserve my worship for You, Creator.

Romans 1:20 – The basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. (The Message)

4 Replies to “Clouds and a thin sliver of Pastel Blue Skies”

  1. I dont’ know why these things always surprise me – surprised by beauty. maybe someone said that…I love how God speaks – and yes, Karen, how we hear when we stop and look. I wonder how much I have missed in my life by rushing through, never stopping to look.

  2. Simplicity…God makes it so easy for us to see him, if we will only begin to look for him. Thank you for the reminder to stop and look.

  3. The beauty of blue skies and white clouds. I doesn’t get much prettier the then that unless there are green pine trees close by. I love god’s color sceems.

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