What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Bridge to the Son

"Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its going down
The Lord's Name is to be praised!"
Psalm 113:2-3

As I looked out our living room window the other evening I could see that a glorious sunset was developing just beyond the trees.  I grabbed my camera and hollered for someone to come take me for a ride 
to see the sunset before it went completely down.
My adventuresome son pulled on his shoes, stuffed his wallet in his shorts, grabbed the keys to his truck and said, "Let's go!"
As we raced down the road together in search of the best place to view the sunset I felt like a kid again chasing fireflies at twilight, trying to capture them in my jar before they could get away.
It was exhilarating and thrilling to see the magnificence of God's handiwork at every bend in the road.

Swinging around each curve I'd express my inadequate words of praise at the view flung out across the skies before our eyes.

Suddenly the cares of this world didn't seem so overwhelming and foreboding.

"The Lord is high above all nations,
His glory above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God,
Who dwells on high,
Who humbles Himself to behold
The things that are in the heavens and in the earth?"
Psalm 113:5-6

 Up ahead of us it appeared as though the road was stretching right up into the
sky...heading straight up into the sunset...

I dubbed this "The Bridge to the Sun", vaguely recalling that there was a movie by the same name,
but certainly not with the same intent or majesty as this view.

Actually, I prefer to call it "The Bridge to the SON"....
reaching up into the heavens to the very Throne of God.
Someday we will travel that road...

"He raises the poor out of the dust,
and lifts the needy out the ash heap, 
That He may seat him with princes...
With the princes of His people.
He grants the barren woman a home,
Like a joyful mother of children.
Praise the Lord!"
Psalm 113:7-9

As the beauty of the moment began to wane, we knew we'd have to turn around and head back home.
But I didn't want to leave this glorious moment behind.

I took one last look, and praised the God Who created the heavens and the earth.

"For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!"
Psalm 84:11-12

"Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
Praise the name of the Lord!"
Psalm 113:1

Thank you, Lord, for the ways You choose to give us hope and encouragement at just the right times.
Your Word says:
"Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart."
(Psalm 37:4)

Only You know the desires of our heart. We do delight in You, O Lord. We trust in You, commit our ways to You, and wait patiently on You. We give You praise for the ways You will answer our prayers.



  1. What a wonderful post, Pam. Thank you for sharing the magnificent sunset with us, along with the Scripture that so aptly depicts the exact views you were sharing! Hugs to you! Dianna

    1. Thank you Dianna. It was an exhilarating time of praise and joy and fun with my son. We felt like "storm chasers" on the hunt for the perfect sunset...and rejoiced in the beauty of God's magnificent display for our delight! I say make every event a time to celebrate God's majesty and power!

  2. How good of your son to drive you so you could capture this magnificent sunset and share it with us.

    1. Yes! He had as much fun as I did. It was a wonderful time to celebrate God's glory and majesty!

  3. Pamela, I can honestly say that your post today is a way that our Lord has chosen to give me Hope! I am enjoying your blog, it's like a morning devotional! The sunset is beautiful.

    1. Sylvia, I am so grateful to God for using this to minister to you today. Last night when I sat down to write I really didn't know what I was going to write or why I was bothering...but something (God) pushed me to forge ahead and He put it all together. Honest! So this is from the Lord...for you, for me, for anyone who is out there who needs this word of hope and encouragement today. Thank you for letting me know. Blessings to you today my sweet Georgia friend!!

  4. Hi Pam! I remember chasing the sundown when I was in college. It was so fun, and we were rewarded with a spectacular view.
    I just love your photos...they are so clear they almost look fake. And that one with the light pouring down? That's amazing! You should frame that one, I mean it. It's like a present that the Lord prepared just for you and your son. And what a great guy to come along with you on this little adventure. Makes it that much more special.

    1. Somehow I overlooked your comment before. Sorry...because it was (as always) a great one! Thank you. Yes, Half of the joy of this was having my son joined with me. I am spoiled to have such great family around me. He and I decided that if we lived in Kansas or Oklahoma we could probably be great stormchasers too! (But I'm glad we don't live there. I prefer sunsets and sunrises to storms any day!). I can assure you the pictures are real. I am thankful for the gift of a great little camera that does a superb job in capturing such beautiful moments. Thank you for sharing the fun and joy with me!

  5. Pam: I love your photos of the sunset. I need to take more pictures for my blog. I need to carve some time out and just do it. Last Wednesday night we had a beautiful harvest moon. But, I didn't do anything about it. The fall foilage is beautiful. Hubby said the prettiest trees are on our street. Tomorrow, I will get some pictures of the trees.

    1. My philosophy: capture the moment. It will never be quite the same ever again. If it is something that thrills your heart, share it with others and bless them too. So...go take those pictures while the leaves are still on the trees! Tomorrow may be too late! :)

  6. Hi Pamela,
    What a beautiful post and a stunning sunset! I love all the scripture you shared and how it has stirred my heart. Thank you for sharing your sunset and stopping by for a visit. I appreciate your lovely comment on my little table makeover. Wishing you a lovely day and an even lovelier weekend.


    1. Dear Sandi, It is always such a joy to have you stop by for a visit. I'm so glad you popped in to enjoy the sunset with me. It would be such fun to be able to pop in and out of each other's homes/lives so easily...but we will be thankful for this method of friendship for now. So much for which to give thanks each day! Blessings to you and yours.


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