One of my favorite things about our house is that it sits on top of a hill. When we look out our back windows we are able to see clear beyond the homes behind us. Each night as the day comes to an end, our eyes are immediately drawn to the beautiful sunsets God paints in the sky. The beauty in the night sky is a talking point almost every evening as Jake and I work together to clean up the house a bit from that day’s adventures. Many nights that conversation is followed by how we can’t believe another day is already over, because when we’re in the thick of them they can feel so long.God is using sunsets to remind me of his faithfulness, and to help me to keep perspective. The girls are four months old now, and while I feel like we are in a much calmer place than when they were born, there are still moments in my days when I feel rather overwhelmed. There are plenty of times when I simply don’t have enough hands to keep everybody happy, and it’s emotionally draining. During those times, the sun seems to be beating down so hard, so to speak, and I am counting down the hours to the end of the day when Jake will be home. However, time and time again God gives me the grace and patience to persevere, and fills me with indescribable JOY and energy! During the heat of battle, I think our default is to want to find the quickest way out. But God has so much He wants to use us for during each minute of the day, and we can’t be wishing them away. Just when we think we can’t make it much longer, He shows us how beautiful and faithful He is. Just as the sun disappears, God leaves behind a unique spectacle of colors and lights for that day, to remind us of the beauty that comes after we endure the blistering sun.As we go about our days, let’s lean into the various opportunities God sends our way. Let’s put in a full day’s work for Him, soak up each fleeting moment, and as the sun sets, let’s pause and praise Him for his faithfulness, remembering that “…from where the sun rises to where it sets, He inspires shouts of JOY!” (Psalm 65:8).
How has God used creation to remind you of Him lately?