Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 "To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted."
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Take Time to Be Still Today...
I woke up thinking about spring this morning...after yesterday afternoon's beautiful sunshine and warmth, we know that spring is certainly in the air. Here in Florida we've had many flocks of robins bobbing around for several weeks, even though it has been quite cold (for Florida). I've noticed the azaleas starting to bloom here and there and beautiful lacy white flowered trees are blooming in the woods around our house.
The other day I saw a pair of Eastern Bluebirds flitting nearby, so we immediately set up a bluebird house on a tree in the back yard. I made sure that I could see it from my kitchen window so I can keep a close watch on any activity. One year (in another location) I set up a bluebird house, and I watched Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird come and check it out several times over the course of a year before they finally decided it was suitable for their home. I'm not sure why they were so finicky about it...the rent was extremely "cheep". :) Anyway, I sincerely hope we will be fortunate enough to attract this new couple to our neighborhood. Bluebirds are becoming a rare sight in this part of Florida.
I see the glory of God reflected throughout His amazing creation everywhere I go. Here in Florida we are blessed with magnificent and glorious sunrises and sunsets...each one a unique creation in itself...no two are the same. When I lived in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the majestic views of snow-capped Mt. Washington could be seen from almost every direction ("on a clear day you can see Mt. Washington from here" was my favorite thing to say to our guests). In Ohio it was the waving fields of corn and lush green meadows of the farmland surrounding the towns. Even in Kansas we were astonished at the beauty of the thousands of acres of sunflowers arching their bright sunny faces upward to God as if to say, "Thank you for the warmth of your sunshine on us today."
If all of creation can pause in their day to praise God, then what's wrong with us, the most precious creation God ever made? Why not take a moment out of your busy day today, find a quiet place away from the noise and strife, and just "be still, and know that He is God," and give Him praise for what He has done for you. You will be amazed at the joy that will bring to your soul.
Have a blessed day! I know I will!