March 2, 2010

Comfort from God

I live in a part of the country where we expect it to be cold in the winter. But we also expect a few warm days sprinkled in from December to March, just to remind us that winter is not going to last forever. I'm not talking about temperatures in the 40s or 50s -- I mean the 60s and 70s. It doesn't seem like we've had any of those days this winter.

It's not just that it's cold, we haven't seen much of the sun, either. My sunglasses have spent most of the last 3 months sitting on my car's console, thanks to largely overcast skies. It's enough to drive this reasonably sane woman directly to the loony bin.

However, I'm finding solace in memories of another winter. It was a winter when my spirit was overcast, but the sun continued to shine brightly virtually every day. As the days turned into weeks, and the weeks into months, I began to find comfort in the heavens as each evening, I drove home with a full view of the most incredible sunsets.

It was like a surprise from God waiting for me at the end of each day, just to show me that each day could get better. I began to look forward to that drive, wondering how it was possible for each sunset to be even more beautiful than the one from the day before. Some days they were fiery orange, others were filled with pinks, lavenders, and blues. They were all glorious.

They say beautiful sunsets are caused by the angle of the sun and the scattering of light that causes the brilliant colors. I know better. They're notes from God filled with love.

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! ~ I John 3:1


  1. amen! loved your sweet sunset synopsis and photos.

    i got clobbered today by an agnostic. still reeling
    from it...but also a little bit happy,

    ...that i, who scores 0% on evangelistic tests, made
    my faith known enough to make someone unhappy.

    it's the second to last comment under 'fear or love'.

    i love that i get to do this with you!

  2. What beautiful photos. I love it when God gives us love letter across the sky. I found your blog on the form of Lady Bloggers Society.