Last Wednesday, I woke in the 5 o’clock hour, like I do every Wednesday. I clicked the weather app on my Blackberry, making sure the rain was still going to hold off. Clear skies, it said. Weary, I rolled slowly out of bed and began to dress to run. I ate my breakfast, tended the dog, and strapped on my watch. I grabbed my water and went out to the truck and started driving west, toward our meeting place.
And then I began to see lightning. A little at first, then more frequent and more threatening looking. I texted back and forth with my running partner and we finally decided to cancel our date. I did what any logical person would do at 6:30 in the morning, I turned toward Starbucks. 🙂
Out of my truck windows, I began to see the color rising in the east. Reds and oranges like I had never seen before. And I was speechless.
As much as I wanted to sleep in that morning, as exasperating as it was to get up and get ready and NOT run, I knew this was why the forecast on my phone had been wrong. I needed to see that sunrise. A heavenly reminder as I began my day that He is here, He is enough.
And while He is enough in and of Himself, He gives graciously and abundantly. And I count the gifts.
0792. six miles
0793. conquering the beastly hill and reaching our summer goal
0794. a quiet afternoon in my room
0795. a change of pace
0796. indescribable sunrise
0797. texts from friends as I prepare to speak
0798. speech completed!
0799. feeling one thousand pounds lighter
0800. the completion of another family wedding
0801. a Saturday to recover
0802. sleeping until 10 am
0803. Sunday morning worship
0804. Sunday evening at home
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
~ Ephesians 4:29
May your words and your actions today encourage one another and point to the Giver of all good gifts.
By His Grace ~
**Photos courtesy of my good friend Angee who took these out on her land on Wednesday morning.