Monday, June 20, 2011

Twilight Revisted

When I first started blogging a took part in a meme that talked about searching for the sacred in the ordinary.  This is something that I have missed and I may just have to start doing this again.  It brought me such joy to find God in the little things that seem mundane.  

I originally posted the following post in November of 2009.  It is one of favourite because I caught a glimpse of God.

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.
 I'm linking up with Jen and the other Soli Deo Gloria Sisters today.


"Ima" said...

That is a beautiful picture. Isn't God so gracious by creating such beauty? So glad you got to see that and get a picture. Stopping by from Jen's-glad you linked up so I could see the beauty. (and oh how it sounds cold there! I'm a native Texan, and we just had 105 degree temps!)

Diana Trautwein said...

I cannot tell you how many times God has 'spoken' to me through a sunset - or a rainbow - or a moon rise - or dolphins dancing in the water. LOVE how the beauties of the natural world can show us pictures of our beautiful God.

Thanks for stopping my blog earlier today = I appreciate your kind words.

Joan said...

Hi Michele:

I'm stopping by from Jen's blog. The photo is beautiful. I find that God often speaks to me through His creation - a sunset, a flower, the birds, the beautiful moon.


Dissertation Writing said...

This is profoundly beautiful in every speck! Inspiring, truthful.

Jen said...

Michelle, I love how God speaks to us, no matter our mood. Amazing for you to recognize His gift, even in a funk (because I am so guilty of missing them when my mood is not good). I love how He breaks through to us in beauty.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

I seem to hear from God on my lowest days more frequently than on my best days. Perhaps it's because that's when I seek Him most. Thanks for the beautiful post and image. Happy Tuesday! ☺

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