Saturday, March 22, 2008

Reflections on a gorgeous morning

This morning I took my husband to work again. He had to be there early, as he does every Saturday, and so I got up and prepared to take him in. It only takes about 5 minutes to get to his work, and as I stepped out my front door, I was totally unprepared and taken aback by the utter splendor that met my senses.

The sky was a soft blue, the very barest of blues, and the sun had just come up, startling the soft sky with a gilded, golden peachy stain. The air was still and quiet, hushed with anticipation. The blossoming cherry trees showed off their frocks of delicate pink and white with abandon, and the daphne by the front door intoxicated me with its heavy, alluring fragrance. As I dropped my husband off, I found myself wishing that it took longer to get to his work so that I could just drive somewhere, anywhere, just to behold the morning! I drove, and felt goose bumps rise on my skin as I realized that the presence of the Lord was very near.

I said to Him, "Lord, I feel You, and I thank you so much for making this morning. I realize that You made this morning just for me, just to show me how much You love me. Thank You for gracing me with Your presence."

As I got out of the car to go in the house, I meandered slowly across the street, for the express purpose of breathing deeply of the mellow, crisply sweet air that surrounded me like a cloak.

Yes, God is so good to me to bring me a morning like this morning.

The thing wasn't just for me!

Did you notice it too???


Marsha said...

No daphne here but it was a truly gorgeous day today!

Sunshine, blue skies, slight breeze and even a small sunburn.

Have a glorious Resurrection Sunday tomorrow, Leanne!


chickadee said...

it was beautiful here today too, though i didn't see the sunrise. we spent the whole day outside: flying kites, hiding easter eggs, playing with family and riding horses.

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