Last Saturday I was up early (2:30am Alaska time) and wrapping up some good time in the word at the Larson (good Swedish name) home. My good friend, Mark Larson, came downstairs and we said goodbye as he headed off for a flight in his Cessna 180. He was heading to his cabin and I was off to see some friends and visit with my sick mother.
Alaska is a huge canvas where God splashed his creativity over every inch – a true masterpiece. It wasn't but a couple hours after Mark and I went our separate ways when I got a text from him. He was flying at a couple thousand feet and the text simply read, "This is my morning quiet time! I love the creator!". Triple Boom!
God's creation shouts at us every day. In flowers, clouds, storms, and breezy blue skies, God invites us to see what he has done. But more, God wants us to see what he can do in you and me – it's a masterpiece! Looking closely at God's handiwork can give us fresh perspective on life. I'll give you just a few that I found from this awesome picture.
- Those mountains in the background represent something about your trials. Up close our challenges are enormous and can seem insurmountable. But our mountains are God's speed bumps, and he has all you need to get you through.
- Seasons change and each new season has it's own beauty. Enjoy the season God has you in today. It may have it's own challenges but even dying leaves are splendid in their own way.
- Although we may feel small and insignificant, God sees us as unique and special. Look at those little lakes. There are so many, each of them reflecting what is above. You can do the very same. You're not a number, you're a image bearer – a reflection of God's power, strength, and beauty!
Take some time and just look at this image. What do you see? Share it with me if you'd like, or just take the time to thank God for his creative hand in your life. God speaks in the quiet times of life.