“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.” Albert Schweitzer
A part of Advent is opening our hearts and lives to God’s presence, to God’s glory. Two weeks ago my brother and I visited Smith Mountain Lake in southwest Virginia – a place we had never been before.
All week long we were blown away by the glorious fall TREES!
Everywhere we looked (& hiked) gasp-gorgeous trees took our breath away.
It was interesting to note how the trees looked different in the misty early morning light. Just like sometimes amidst the challenges of our daily lives the extent of God’s grandeur may be shrouded in mists of confusion and doubt.
The same view after the sun came out!
But, God’s grandeur – like God’s love – doesn’t change
On this first Advent Monday, take a look around. Let God’s grace melt the mists of doubt in our hearts – whatever is clouding our being alive to God’s grandeur around us, and within us.
“The Glory of God is a human being fully alive.” St. Irenaeus
grace, peace & grandeur
Virginia : )
p.s. Although Virginia was off the blogosphere for a month, she will once again attempt her post-a-day Advent gig. A short quote, a photo, a song, something Advent-ish or holiday-ish – note the key word: short! (Prayers welcome!)