Clouds and a thin sliver of Pastel Blue Skies

This morning I am struck by the simple beauty
of gray clouds
and the thin sliver of pastel blue sky
lining the horizon across tke lake.
What is it that makes me stop and look
begin to get a lump in my throat?
It’s just a cloudy morning after a snowstorm the day before.

And then I remember Romans 1:20.
It says I can see YOU
through the things you have created.
You create beauty for us.
I am comforted . . .
Creativity and beauty matter to you.

And then I know…
As I stand here, I feel surrounded
by your presence.
This feels like a hug from you.
Oh Lord, you know how to help me sense your presence don’t you?

I look around . . .
there is more blue sky
more hugs from you.

Sometimes it’s easier to only see the clouds . . .
forgetting about the beauty of the sky.
Thank you for speaking to me
in my love language this morning.

Last week I was at Epcot –
interesting . . .
but not real . . .
This . . . the simple beauty of
the clouds
the pastel blue of the sky-
This is real.
This makes me think of you!

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)