Tuesday, September 14, 2010

if you have ever doubted

that God is the all-knowing, all-powerful, Creator of everything then you really should take a family vacation. Go to an aquarium and see some of the creatures that exist below the surface of the ocean. Oh, and take a look at a sunrise. I know the rotation of the earth is not something we think about very often, but when I'm at the beach and see where sky meets ocean and then I see the sun come up, it's nothing short of majestic. Then there are sea shells. Little, beautiful, colorful shells. The design, perfect habitats for bizarre creatures in the sea. Then there's the guy getting ready to tow our car. Yes, that's right. After rest time today we suited up and headed down to the beach for some playing in the waves and when we reached the bottom of the stairs there was a man hooking up his truck to our car. Our parking pass wasn't visible but we were the only car parked under our building and we are the only occupants in the whole building right now. Really? Didn't think to check if we were really staying here and not parking illegally. God's sovereignty was evident to me in the timing of our going down to the beach. On a normal day we would have gone down a good 30 minutes later, but today...today two minutes would have made a huge difference. Two minutes later our car would have been gone. We would have had some panic and anger. We would have paid who knows how much to get our car back. But I sit here thankful, mindful, and more aware of God's hand in every aspect of our lives...no matter how small. So if you ever doubt God's greatness go on a vacation and really look around. Better yet, where you sit right now, look around, think about your day, see God's hand at work....from the butterflies lighting on your flowers to the way your children play together, from the crescent moon lighting up the night sky to the way water flows from your spigot when you need it to wash the dishes or fill a glass. Be mindful, be aware, be thankful, and be glorifying to the One who created us and all things. All is quiet now after an eventful day. happy tuesday. xo ANG


The Daly Family said...

Ahhhh, love it, friend!!! Your writing is so good and the content wonderful!!! Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!! How crazy about the car thing!!!! OH. MY. WORD. LOL!!! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! LOL!! But so wonderful about the Providence of our Great God, who works all things according to His will and good pleasure. AMEN!! Well, miss you and love you. Hope your week gets better and better!

Anonymous said...

Wow!God is in control.hope your week is a great one. Love Big G