Beauty where least expected.
What do you see in this picture? A dead gnarled tree? When placed on a cliff overlooking the Grand Canyon surrounded by other life just holding on, it becomes a beautiful wonder. Sometimes in life we cannot see the beauty of what God is doing, We just have to trust him until that day when we will see clearly.
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)
It is good to know that all this came into being through the Word of God. Then to consider he loves me — I am blown away. The Lord of the universe has given himself to me in Jesus.
The Sleeping Lady silhouette is an iconic feature of the Icicle Canyon. Moments before fog hid the this scene from me. As I started to leave disappointed in the endless gray the clouds parted and I thrilled at the beauty that had been there all along.
I have times when grayness covers my life I am discouraged. It is then I think of this moment and hold onto Jesus trusting he has something marvelous just beyond my vision.
“Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” Ephesians 5:14
Sleeping Lady, Icicle Canyon