Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by your signs; you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy. – Psalm 65:8
I posted a photograph recently on my Instagram account of a gorgeous early morning sunrise.
A friend that saw the photo told me that those views were the reason that he hates to sleep late.
There are many mornings when the sun rises behind a cloudy sky, or is covered by the rain, but then there are days when the colorful lights are so stunning that no camera could capture it. Funny thing is that each of these views - the clouds, the rain, and the colors – all look exactly the same from underneath the covers of our bed. They are a little hard to see from there. The only chance to see a sunrise is to first get to a place with a view.
There are opportunities at church to see beautiful things every day, but we first have to get to a place where we can see. Maybe it is a message that we were meant to hear, a song that moves us to tears, a prayer of comfort, a handshake, or a hug. But without being present, then what would we miss?
Yes, you might say, that there are wonderful things to be seen at the hunting camp, and at the lake, at the football game, the baseball field, or at home. And I agree that God's presence can be found everywhere. But what if we are the beautiful thing that someone else needs to see?
I sure hope that we will be in plain view.
Written by Frank Hodges
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