Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sacred in the Ordinary - Twilight

I am tempted to search for the extraordinary. I catch myself longing for the incredible. I fight the urge to notice the spectacular. In doing so, I risk missing the most extraordinary, incredible and spectacular of all... the sacred in the ordinary.

My Moment....

Normally by this time of year we are already covered in a layer of snow and hitting highs of -10 C. However, November has been quite warm. The lowest it has been is -6 C. This Tuesday we were breaking records. It reached 13 C. However, I didn't get to enjoy it as my daughter was off school that day due to a cold. It was the second day she was home and by dinner Tuesday I was feeling a little stir crazy.

I have my life pretty scheduled and am usually on the go or having someone over. Due to 'Coles cold, I was home for two days. Around 4:30 pm I went upstairs and started getting dinner ready and was having a pity party for myself. On the radio they kept talking about the beautiful sunset we were having. After hearing about this for 15 minutes, I finally went to our front window and looked out. It was like the sky was on fire. It was amazing. I ran and got my camera and prayed I could capture the beauty before my eyes. I was reminded that God is with us in all our moods. When we're feeling a little sorry for ourselves, he ignites a fire within us and gets us going, bringing us joy in the simple things, like a sunset.

This was the view outside my door.


Anonymous said...

That's beautiful, Michelle! Thought and picture.

And how on earth did I miss that sunset? What was I doing?!

Cindy Bultema said...

Wow, what an amazing picture!! Thanks for sharing! God is so amazing, isn't He?!

Kari @ p.s. said...

Ah, very beautiful. A nice way to stop and take it all in!!! Hope your house is feeling healthy again.

Glad to hear that you use the sore throat 'tonic' too and that it works. Awesome!

Donnetta said...

Breathtaking! Our God is so good like that, speaking whispers of love if we'll just listen and watch for it. WOW!

Thanks again for participating!!

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