Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Never gets old..........

I was standing on my patio the other night as the sun began to set and I was thinking about what a romantic God I serve, that each night he would take the time to paint a portrait for me even though most of the time I don't slow down long enough to take notice and give thanks. These two pictures were taken within a few minutes of each other and then I turned around to see a bright full moon coming up over the other side of our house.
This morning in church I was crying out to God asking him why so many things have to be hard right now for so many people that we care about. Why does marriage have to be so hard? Why do people have to get sick with disease that destroys? Why do we get so wrapped up in our wants as apposed to focusing on our basic needs? Then in only a way God can do he gently reminded me that he cares about all those things and wants us to lay them at his feet. It's not our job to carry the weight but to be his hands and feet.
By day and by night,
in life and in death,
may I ever be true to you,
O Lover of my soul,
my ceaseless friend,
My unchangeable Savior.
into your hands
I commit my soul.
F.B. Meyer


Eileen said...

OHMYGOSH... so beautiful. A great reminder! We are all so blessed!

Crystal said...

I love that hymn at the end, beautiful words.
I agree God is pursuing us constantly, all we have to do is respond :). And let go :).

MLasch said...

Was that Wednesday? It was absolutely gorgeous here in Long Beach, too. God is good.

littlecbsmom said...

Wow, those pictures are amazing! I am missing some of those sunsets and even the palm trees! Your message however reminded me of the beauty that God has surrounded me with here and come to think of it, some of the trees here look a lot like that sky! Love ya!

christy p said...

Great reminder, and amazing photos!