Great are the works of the Lord,
exquisite in all their delights.
Our neighbor’s recent trip to Alaska reminded me of our experience there a few years ago. The exquisite beauty of that amazing expanse truly left its mark on my soul. Our only disappointment was missing the Aurora Borealis. Cloudy skies hid it from view every single night of our trip. This morning, Psalm 111 prompted me to search online for what I missed. Though I know the images and videos I found didn’t do justice to this wonder of Creation, they took my breath away just the same.
Just knowing the Aurora is out there for someone to see compels me to smile. Perhaps I will see it in person one day. In the mean time, I’ll enjoy the beauty at hand. This is far more productive than the fretting and worry I’ve been focusing upon as of late.
Loving God, thank you for the beauty with which you surround us and for giving us the ability to appreciate these gifts. Help me to focus more on these wonders and less upon my worries, especially the worries which are out of my hands.
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