July 23, 2017

Stand in Awe


This beautiful summer evening sunset against the backdrop of sky and church steeple stopped me in my tracks. No one else walking down 15th Street in downtown Plano seemed to notice the sight that I saw. I weaved around them and quickly tried to find the best vantage point to capture this image. I could not believe how fast that sun was setting which was not making it easy for me to take a good picture.

I finally took the best picture I could position myself for and then I put my phone away and stood still in breathless awe to watch the sunset on display before me.

I said, “Goodnight sun” as it continued to drop over the horizon and walked to the car and on the drive home I felt such joy from those few moments of gazing at a beautiful sunset by the tall church steeple.

Do you ever have those moments when your heart is just so abundantly full and overflowing because you cannot take in all the awe and wonder of our God?

Do you have those moments when you deeply breathe in all that’s around you and wonder how anyone could look at creation and not see our Creator?

I saw Him in the sunrise this morning as ribbons of violet and pink rose above housetops and golden bursts of sun followed, and the brightness soon made me look away, and I thought of the brightness of His Glory.

I saw Him in this awe-inspiring sunset and I know that by the power of His word all this world was made.

Oh, these are the moments of wonder and awe and I will not let them pass me by!

Psalm 33:8-9 Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.