Oh the joy of a hearty day of work followed by a relaxing drive through the beautiful Virginia countryside….especially in the Spring.
Have you considered recently the spectacular diversity which with God created the world? He could of made all flowers the same color or all birds to sound the same but chose rather to display His abundant glory through the world around us. And yet….even all the breath taking intricacies of Creation pale in comparison to the glory that shall be revealed when our faith is made sight and we are eternally in the presence of our Creator, Jesus Christ.
Consider though but an aspect of His majesty: the perfect symmetry of a flower – the varying styles of petals, the distinct scents, the complementing green stem and leaves….oh how much we overlook and simply take for granted. And then to step back and realize the great gift you have in being able to enjoy the beauty of Creation. The more we mature in our relationship with Christ, the greater will grow our awareness of God’s glory in Creation and in the lives of His children. His children are daily being conformed into His image – this is a work we should rejoice for in the lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
A roadside scene that we just had to stop by and take pictures at….
Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Ps. 150:1-2
The Washington DC cherry blossoms are a beautiful reminder of the rewards that come from looking at life from a new perspective. The countless unique photos that are taken every year as people meander around the DC tidal basin is truly amazing. Below are but a few of the different perspectives one can obtain of the blossoms & monuments of DC.
How are you walking through life – from what perspective, through what lens? How prone we are to view life, view blessing, trials, people, etc from our ever so limited vantage point. Or perhaps through the lens of fear, pain, mistrust, envy, discontentment, etc. However, it is when we climb up upon the Rock that is higher than our circumstances and see through the lens of God’s Word and from His vantage point that we begin to understand how His Sovereign hand works through people and events in our life to form the character of Christ in us. .
He is at work on behalf of His children conforming them into the image of His Son – all things work together for good. He makes all things beautiful in His perfect time!