Thursday, January 15, 2009
Stop. Just stop.
Last Saturday was a busy day full of hospital visiting and errands that couldn't wait any longer. After I dropped off Noah at a late-in-the-day birthday party, I was driving home and some brilliant colors caught my eye.
I looked up.
I have never seen anything as captivating as the Colorado sky. This night's images were added to my mind's file labeled "The Glory of God."
I whispered the words we've taught Noah to say when he sees such beauty, "Thank you God."
And then God answered.
Robbie, stop. Just stop.
I was near an elementary school parking lot, empty. I pulled in and turned off the engine. I grabbed my camera and took these pictures.
And then I breathed. I put aside all the stuff crowding my mind. I relaxed my muscles.
Life gets busy, doesn't it? Good things come. Troubles come.
But the best thing that can happen is those moments where we stop. We stop and let God have our full attention.