Monday, August 18, 2008

A Glimpse

I have been especially in awe of God lately. Just starting this post is exciting me. I'm already getting goosebumps.

Everything has seemed more amazing to me lately. Everything stirs me. Everything excites me.

Talking about God, saying His name, expressing thoughts about Him, listening to others do the same makes feel like I could run through the mountains singing like Maria in The Sound of Music!

Here are some things that have me bursting with praise.

God spoke and from nothing, everything came to be. He spoke! As if it's not impressive enough that He made something from nothing! He just spoke!

He took the time to form us. He obviously could have just spoken. No, He formed man from the dust and He knits us together in the womb. It was His very breath that gave life to the man He formed.

The stars in the sky? He knows them by name! I have four kids and I mix them up!

The sun comes up every morning and sets every evening. If I did the same thing every day it would quickly become boring. I am 35 years old. I've seen a lot of sunsets and I can still be so impressed with a sunset that I have to call anyone nearby to come witness what I'm seeing!

I spent some time with my Dad looking at pictures he had taken in Hawaii. All I could say was "wow" about 40 times and pose the question "how can you look at this and think it just happened by some accident?"

I can find rainbows in the sky. God first painted one as a promise. And He still shows us His promise today. It was created for no other purpose but to reveal Himself to us.

His Spirit worked in men and used them to pen His very Word. And it's His, and it's meant for us.

I watch my kids giggle and I am overwhelmed by the fact that we laugh because He created laughter.

Rain falls from the clouds that He has covered the earth with. When it does, the grass is renewed. It's color is never more vibrant than after a rain.

All of these things make me want to know Him more. To see more of Him. To be closer to Him.

I have been listening to Alli Rogers and she has a song called "Closer to the Moon." There is a line in the song that didn't make any sense to me for awhile. I'd love to link to the lyrics but I can't find them online. She says "it's like watching dancers through a crack in the door."

I get it now.

It's just a glimpse.

I can see God everywhere. There is so much beauty in this world that I will never see it all and never tire of what I see.

It's just a glimpse.

I feel like a little girl standing outside the ballroom door and what I can see has captivated me. I can't wait for that door to swing wide open!


Kristin said...

I can't wait either Robin!