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.
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 : )