Soot clouds splotch their way across the
Copyright 1996 by Marilee Miller; copying is limited to personal enjoyment and to share with not more than 6 friends. No public "lists" or other use without permission.
Lord, today I saw an airyfairy lacywing,
Copyright 1996 by Marilee Miller; copying is limited to personal enjoyment and to share with not more than 5 friends. No public "lists" without permission.
GOD OF THE CLOUDS
The westering sun drops behind a low ridge of hills. From that same direction, a shroud of fog rolls in. The sky puts on the shy garb of coming-evening. Shadows deepen. Yet to the east, a delicate daylight tone remains. A pale, pale baby blue sky washes the tops of another band of hilly ridges.
Overhead, a wispy band of clouds -- transparent enough to see through -- streaks like airline jet vapor-trails. Oh, such a beautiful evening.
I think to myself: "How could anyone ever see such an incredible panorama, and not know there is a God? And not "sense" the beauty in God, the glory of God?"
I feel sorry for the people who don't stop to look at, or are unable to appreciate, the wonders of Nature. For in leaf or tree or sky, I see the signature of the Loving God. All of the "works of his fingers" give me hope. For if if his created world can be so beautiful, then the Creator, too, must be beautiful -- and I must be beautiful, as well. On such an evening, it's not hard to believe in God. Or to imagine that he must have a special, one-of-a-kind glory of the Lord, prepared by his loving hands, just for me!
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