"Wish I could see the entire horizon! The small part of sky I see & the effects of the sunrise
are sure beautiful...."I wistfully wrote on my facebook wall yesterday morning. I had looked out the window and noticed the small bit of sky I COULD see (we are surrounded by buildings and trees) was an unusually saturated orange shade. Seconds later, a focused beam of sunshine hit the building across the street (also visible through my window).
At the same time I hit the enter key, I had a blog post forming in my mind! But before I could get started on it, my nephew posted the following:
John Piper (1984): "God puts on a minor display of his strength and splendor every morning as he brings the sun up over the horizon — 865,000 miles thick, 1.3 million times heavier than the earth, blazing on its cool edges at one million degrees Centigrade! Every morning has its opening ceremonies to thrill us with the power and the glory of God and fill us with hope that one day we will enter a land where all the wonders that have inspired us on this little earth will be like blurry dots in comparison."
Then, a few minutes later, my husband sent the picture. He HAD been able to see the horizon as he traveled the country road to his office at our church.
Now here's the gist of the post that formed in my mind yesterday. We DON'T always get to see the entire horizon! But SOMEone does! Just because I can't see it myself, doesn't mean it doesn't exist and that it isn't beautiful! The question is: Am I remembering that there is One who DOES see the entire horizon? And am I trusting Him -- knowing that sooner or later, He will send me the "picture" so that I can view it from His perspective?
(Just another "life lesson" that I'm determined to learn!)