Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What is Seen and Unseen: The Masterpiece of Moments


There are moments in life when all you can do is stare in AWE!!! These moments aren't always that predictable though and they tend to reveal themselves in the strangest way. Personally, these moments have always shown up at some of the most inopportune times. 

Sometimes they appear when I am in a rush, other times they show up when I really don't want them too and still there are other times when I really need them and don't really realize it.  Today one of those moments came and to be honest, I really didn't want it too.  However, God works in mysterious ways doesn't He?

I was reading in the book of Isaiah today while at lunch and found a little gem of a scripture that reminded of a talent that is all too often, overlooked,  and forgotten by many; God's Handiwork. It is one of the most amazing talents He has and many times we leave beautiful moments, like the one pictured above, completely unseen. Instead we only see what we want to see. I have to tell you this picture doesn't do this moment justice.  It was a masterpiece...
“...Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior..." Isaiah 43:1b-3a NLT)
 In the moment I read this scripture today, I felt a desire to turn around and look behind me. The sunset I saw was truly a masterpiece unlike anything I could have imagined. As I upon the waters, I saw glimmers of hope and reassurance. As I looked towards the mountain, I saw AWE and the wonder of Gods' grace. As I looked at the sun setting, the beams of light that broke through the clouds brought me a peace I would not have experienced otherwise. All I could do was stop in AWE!! of Gods amazing masterpiece. (I was almost late clocking back in at work)

It is these moments that motivate me to spend time "bringing you what God brings me" as my tagline has said for so many years.  The scripture from Isaiah reminded me of this, "we belong to Him" and no matter what we face in life there will always be a masterpiece hidden somewhere in the moment just waiting to reveal itself to us. God has called each of us by name and has given us all specific moments to remind us of this. Today I share this one with you.

Thanks again for visiting "The Gathering Room"

Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you... (2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),


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