Sunday, July 08, 2018
It took my breath away the bright ball of orange filling the evening sky The blue sky served as the perfect backdrop, and time stood still. Awed by the beauty! Enthralled by joy, and certain my soul could not hold it forever. Relationships deepened. The sunset above the water soothing my soul. Many moments of pinching myself to see if I was dreaming. I never imagined the possibility of witnessing a Florida sunset again. I never believed the ocean would greet me with arms open, but it happened. It was not something I dared to pray for or dream of but He knew. God knew the desires that I buried in my heart. I not only witness a beautiful sunset I experienced it savored, it, and shared with some special people. Now I remember it!
Any number of events could have happened to prevent us despite much planning, to see the sunset. We could have run out of gas or had van trouble before getting there, but none of those events occurred. Me running out of gas? Yall I can't ever let that happen right Houston? God allowed me the joy of seeing the most amazing FL Sunset on the last day of vacation. We had attempted to view the sunset the night before, but could not because of a brushfire nearby. We ended up playing games that night as a group, which is another one of my favorite things to do because it connects human beings and requires them to interact. We laughed more that night because none of us tried to force an agenda, we chose to see a change in plans, as the chance to make another type of sunset moment, one much more figuratively than literal, and it was every bit as satisfying as seeing the actual sunset the following evening. God knew I would savor the sunset more by sharing it with people I'd already made memories with and game night provided the means and platform
It is important to use our past moments those special sunset moments to motivate us in our less than exciting ventures and less than sunset like moments harder to find. It is hard coming back from the beach to caregivers quitting or who have already quit while you are gone. Plus limited conversation and ongoing uncertainty with chronic stomach problems which lead to other problems Then my computer having to be restored this week and losing three years of my own prayer journals Knowing God loves me enough to bless me with this trip, gives me hope for future, and gratitude for such a sweet gift! When was the last time you let yourself savor God's love and the love others have for you?