– by Mary May Larmoyeux –
Not too long ago, as my husband and I were driving to Little Rock, we caught a glimpse of a beautiful sunrise. After it began to peek over the horizon, some trees completely overshadowed it. “You know,” Jim said, “people who live in a valley probably miss the sunrise.”
Those few words seemed quite profound.
People … who live in a valley … miss the sunrise.
I have to confess, sometimes I “live in a valley.” I look at circumstances in life and become discouraged. I forget that this crazy world of ours is in the hands of Almighty God. That He has every single thing in perfect control, whether or not I feel like it.
Sometimes I let the “trees” of difficult people and decisions that are out of my control … of worries and a to-do-list that’s way too long … overshadow the One who is Hope itself.
What is overshadowing your view of God’s perfect light today? Are you discouraged? Are you worried?
Psalm 19:1-2 tells us, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.”
May we purposely take time to look at the sunlight around us. To see not with just our eyes, but also with our hearts. To recognize God’s amazing display of nature and hear him boldly declare, “I’m here!”
How do you avoid living in a valley?
Looking at sunrises and sunsets reminds me that life is much bigger than what I see and know.
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