On my way to work this morning, I sang along with my practice CD for our sanctuary choir the song, How Great Is Our God. Traveling down the crowded roadways, people were either talking on their cell phones, or becoming impatient with the speed limit, and constantly changing lanes, in hopes to get to work just a little bit faster. I try to use this brief time to see the world through different eyes.
Bright autumn sun bounces off the Bradford Pear trees lining the median, with gold tinged leaves, boasting that cooler weather was on its way. The clear blue sky held no clouds today. Does anyone see what I see? The promise? The hope? I stop at the traffic light and thank God for his beautiful creation all around and I spot a hawk gliding through the morning chill to perch atop a power pole, as though surmising the traffic below with disdain.
I love it when God gives me a glimpse of his glory. It happens around us all the time. Last night my 7 yr. old granddaughter, Maggie, sang a solo at the school’s PTA program. We live in different cities, but I was told that she sang in her sweet little voice in perfect pitch. I hate that I wasn't there, but I will watch the video later. That is one of His gifts to me and I cherish it.
Another incredible gift is the soon to be arrival of my son, Jared and daughter-in-law, Amy’s first baby in February. They found out the baby is going to be a girl. Such wonderful news after losing a baby last Thanksgiving Day, is hard to contain!
I’m reminded that God is good as I constantly battle every day life issues. I am trying to live in the present, and let tomorrow take care of itself, while I wait to hear back from a publisher about my novel, and a producer about my screenplay. Add to that, personal issues that I’m battling as well. Patience is hard for me personally, so I allow myself to slow down, take a deep breath, and reflect on the words to this song. It fills my heart with morning joy to begin yet another new day, another gift. Time is in His hands, beginning and the end.
Here’s a couple of verses:
The splendor of a King, clothed in majesty,
Let all the world rejoice.
He wraps himself in light.
And darkness tries to hide
and trembles at his voice.
Age to age he stands,
And time is in his hand,
Beginning and the end.
The God Head three in one,
Father, Spirit, Son,
The Lion and the Lamb,
How Great is Our God,
Sing with me how great is our God.