God’s love letters…

When we look around and see the beauty of God’s creation – an intricate flower, a beauteous bluebird, turquoise oceans, trees with golden leaves – it’s like a reading a love letter.  Seeing Heavenly paintbrushes busy in a glorious sunset over the incredibly glorious Grand Canyon takes it up a notch — it’s like reading a manuscript of God’s love.

My sister & her husband are visiting the Grand Canyon today.  Seeing iPhone pics she sent earlier reminded me of a visit my brother & I made 7 or so years ago.  In the winter cold we got up @ 4:30AM each morning to see sunrises and trekked about icy slopes to get ‘the picture’ (of which there were many.)

But something funny happened. Gathering with others to see the sunset at a popular lookout, we snapped photos of the sun’s descent (at every stage.)  When dusk came we packed away our cameras and folks started leaving. It was so peaceful, we stayed behind a few minutes, then… WOW!  I scrambled my camera back out & took this picture.

"The Heavens declare the Glory of God..."  (especially at Sunset in the Grand Canyon!)

Like a backlash, the dusky sky fireballed into golden hues that took my breath away. This picture doesn’t even come close to capturing the glorious moment, but you get the idea…

utterly, awesomely, AMAZING!

“It is just as true to say that every leaf on every tree is a work of art made by the Divine Artist with the intention that we see it, know it, love it, and rejoice in it, as it is true to say that every word in a lover’s letter to his beloved is meant to be seen, known, loved and enjoyed.”   Dr. Peter Kreeft, (The God Who Loves You)

Here’s to rejoicing in the glory of God’s many love letters (& manuscripts) to us!!

grace, peace & Heavenly love-brushes

Virginia : )

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4 Responses to God’s love letters…

  1. arlene says:

    God’s hands working with Nature. Lovely thoughts Virginia.

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you, Arlene – As a teenager, I poked fun at my Mama when she would get distracted by beautiful spring dogwoods or autumn leaves while driving…and now that’s ME! Sunsets, flowers, trees… all cause for a pause to thank God for those busy Heavenly paintbrushes. Blessings!

  2. Shere Perry says:

    This is so lovely Sis! Being here in all the beauty of the Grand Canyon Park makes appreciate God’s “love letter” all the more…The pic you shares in this blog is truly amazing! We have learned by being here that the “changing of the light” is the most spectacular aspect of the scenery…Your photo really captures it beautifully…

    • Virginia says:

      Seeing your pics, Shere, it looks like you & Woody are really enjoying our Creator’s magnificent Heavenly paintbrushes. Not just the Grand Canyon, but the mountainous Colorado pics looked AMAZING! Blessings as you continue your journey… can’t wait to hear all your adventures!!

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