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10 September 2011

A hallelujah...

I walked outside onto the deck as I slammed the screen door behind me. Sigh. What a very unproductive day. I had been such a grouch. I set my Bible, notebook, and pen down on the table, thud.
Just then, I happened to glance up at the sky...this is what I saw


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A small snatch of the sunset. I wanted more. I wanted to see the whole picture.

Leaving my books where they were on the table I raced up the mountain clutching the camera close. Hoping I wasn't too late to get a glimpse of the big picture. Breathless, I staggered to the top. Barely able to hold the camera still enough to take a photo, unblurred, in the fading light. 



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The sky was on fire with God's glory. Radiating it to all who cared to stop and notice. To all who care to stop. and notice. and praise!
At camp it seemed so easy to do that. I was outside all day every day and I was able to notice and praise God for who He is. Yet, at home it is so much harder. I am stuck inside with school, chores, more school, and I don't take the time to appreciate God's glory. I have no excuse. I am called to praise Him. It doesn't matter that I have a history assignment due. That I am not caught up in German. I am called to praise

"God doesn't ask me to be perfect; He asks me to Praise." --Ann Voskamp

The sunset reminded me of this song:
What can I do?
by Paul Baloche

When I see the beauty of a sunset's glory,
Amazing artistry across the evening sky
When I feel the mystery of a distant galaxy
It awes and humbles me to be loved
By a God so high

What can I do but thank You,
What can I do but give my life to You
Hallelujah, hallelujah
What can I do but praise You,
Everyday make everything I do

A hallelujah, a hallelujah, hallelujah

When I hear the story of a God of mercy
Who shared humanity and suffered by our side
Of the cross they nailed You to, that could not hold You
Now You're making all things new by the power
Of Your risen life



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fifteen: small glimpses of sunsets, magnificent. --Like the small snatches we are able to see of God's glory!

4 comments:

Liberty

So beautiful!

Lily

Oh! Those sunset photos are beautiful!!!
~Lily bellefluerphotography.blogspot.com

Emily Grace

Thanks so much girls! =)

Shayne

this is a darling post - how you ran for it, to catch it, to "inhale" it :) Love it! And your photos are beautiful, captured as much as you can, as much as God would allow you. thank you for sharing!

ps: I found your blog through my friend Arielle's beautiful journey blog site.

Shayne Paff
www.firmlyendure.blogspot.com

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