Friday, February 24, 2006

Clouds. Rain. Fire.

...did anyone actually SEE the sky this morning?

Maybe it's the fact that I got about three hours of sleep last night (I was at Compass until a little after midnight planing and plotting out the next series with the Creative Team). Maybe it's just that God knows how much I love seeing Him manifest Himself in nature. Maybe it's just that I needed something to make me smile this morning.

Regardless of the reason -- the sky this morning looked like it was a wave. A wave of clouds. As if God had sent a ripple through the atmosphere.

You know how when you see a wave in a pool, or an ocean, and there is the crest of the wave, followed by the ripples of water that trail after it? That is exactly what the sky looked like this morning -- as if God's hand had literally just brushed against the crown of the earth, causing the clouds to ripple, showing the brightest, bluest sky underneath.

I froze, standing perfectly and completely still when I saw what was above me.

It was one of those God moments, the ones where everything else -- the sleep deprivation, the exhaustion, the struggles you're going through -- all of it is just gone, in the blink of an eye. Where you can FEEL the warmth of God's smile on your life. Where in the midst of chaos, headaches and heartaches -- there comes peace. Beauty, peace, and a moment of "Don't worry -- I'll take care of you."

It was so powerful that as soon as I got back inside, I had to pray. I had to literally fall down on my knees and just say thanks. To say thanks for the blessings in the midst of the struggles, both personally and financially. To say thanks for the blessings in my life that lead me to a better, deeper and stronger understanding of who God is and who I am -- and who I'm supposed to be.

To say thanks for just giving me life.

Clouds. Who'd'a thunk wisps...vapors...could inspire and move you so much?

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