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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sunshine


I was driving to work early in the morning last week. It was still dark, very cold and the snow was blowing around. I thought it was a somewhat dreary scene. It occurred to me that if God had not given us a sun, this would be what our world would be like; dark and cold. I know that if we literally didn't have the sun we couldn't survive, but it was just one of those moments that reminded me of God's love for us. He could have created a world where it was always light, or always dark. It could have been a world that wasn't warmed by the sun and just remained a steady temperature. But He didn't do things that way! He gave us a sun, and then a moon. He gave us beautiful plants and animals. Then, only after all those things were in place, He made man. Too often, I take the world around me for granted. Thank you Lord, for this beautiful world you have blessed us with!


"God saw all that he had made, and it was very good." Genesis 1:31


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26 comments:

darla said...

beautiful picture!!!

Groomer Angie said...

What a wonderful thought! I feel like that when the leaves are changing here, it's so beautiful. The Country Gentlemen (a bluegrass group) does this song called "God's Coloring Book" that is just awesome. Reminds me of what you were saying.

Pat said...

We all tend to forget to take in our surroundings and all that God created. Those quiet moments in the car seem to be a good place to to remind ourselves to give thanks.

Shelly said...

The cold does make us appreciate spring! Every season has its purpose. We are just lucky to enjoy four seasons.

justabeachkat said...

Gorgeous photo and a sweet reminder of just how blessed we are. Thanks Mari.

Hugs!
Kat

Lara Gisela said...

Beautiful photo and beautiful post. Thank you, Mari.

Diane said...

Awesome pic with a great reminder to us! Thanks Mari!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Yes thank you God for your beautiful canvas you have made!

jenniferw said...

What a fantastic thought. It reminds me of the verse "He made the stars also" ... beautiful indeed! Thank you for sharing that today, Mari. Stay warm and safe!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Amen! Our world would be boring without the sun, the moon & the stars...sometimes I just look at our world in awe of His creations.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday,
Kathi :)

Mary said...

Mari,

What an intriguing thought you've posted today. Yes, we could have been in a much different world, but God knows what is good for His children and made a world full of natural beauty. Thanks for the reminder.

Are you getting snow? The frigid temperatures broke and last night about midnight it began to snow and is still snowing. Be sure to stay safe and warm.

Blessings,
Mary

Kari said...

love the picture. And love the way you shared what was put in your heart by Jesus. Thank you.

All My Blessings said...

Maribeth, You just have a way of taking something so simple and making it so beautiful...Thank you, Kae

Lorie said...

I will say Amen to that Mari!! So often I get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life that I don't think about God's blessings like I should!

Renee said...

Wonderful picture! God is good! Stop by when you get a chance, there's an award for you. Have a great day!

Heather C said...

Did you take that photo? It's gorgeous! Yes... what a loving God we have, to create all of this beauty and extravagance just for us!

Nancy said...

That is so true, Thanks for the reminder...

Cherdecor said...

I like your thoughts this morning. I need to be more appreciative of what God has done. I bought a notebook the other day in order to start writing down my praises. I must be intentional about it or I won't do it. Thank you for your post.

Sandra said...

Gorgeous photo and great thoughts this morning Mari. Thank you for sharing :)

Elizabeth Ann said...

I was so touched by a photo showing gentle waves on a shore, with a leaning picket fence and the sun rising into a cloudy sky. Celebrate the Day! I hope you are hanging onto your good spirits and health at the nursing home.

Saija said...

that is a profound thought ... i never stopped to think of that ... how true, though!

Staci Danford said...

Love your observation of what we all take for granted.. I've always been a sun lover, and I never stopped to think of it like that. Kinda makes the ugly days "able to stand" cause we know beauty is again on it's way.
Staci

Staci Danford said...

Love your observation of what we all take for granted.. I've always been a sun lover, and I never stopped to think of it like that. Kinda makes the ugly days "able to stand" cause we know beauty is again on it's way.
Staci

Rebekah said...

Gorgeous picture- great post

Short Stop said...

What a gorgeous picture. And, your thoughts are just so, so true. I love it that God blesses us with such beauty all around. Makes it hard to miss Him on days when I have a hard time finding Him.

Musicaljean said...

Amen! And that picture is just spectacular.