Wednesday, November 6, 2013

# 484 - God's Canvas - Storm Clouds

Living in the country and getting to experience a life with increased solitude and privacy is definitely good for the person who is not afraid of being in touch with nature, with themselves or with God. For me, I need a good balance of socializing combined with moments of being alone.

I guess the "alone" time is beneficial to me since I feel close to God when I am alone, and I feel His presence when I am in the midst of raw nature.

This week, storms rolled in, but the beauty that comes with a storm cannot be discarded from the experience of a storm. And as I looked to the Heavens and admired the clouds rolling in, I felt awestruck at the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Man cannot compete with God's beautiful, ever-changing works of art, always on to behold. God holds a universal canvas in his possession, yet He shares its captivating elements with us, every day. He is a generous artist.

It's up to us to decide whether or not we will take notice of the beauty in front of us.

I notice, and I celebrate the beauty He unselfishly provides.


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Karen said...

Lana, I agree, there is something about being in the wide open spaces and seeing a storm come rolling in that puts my life in perspective. I was out for a walk this summer about two miles from home when a thunderstorm popped up. I had nowhere to go, so I just kept walking. It was exhilarating and scary, at least I didn't get struck by lightning, but those vast clouds overhead made me feel as small as an ant!