Last month at PWC we talked about God’s good purpose for our lives. I want to share with you lesson God taught me to help me see the beauty of His work in our lives.
Recently, I was in Austin, Texas helping my daughter as she was working on some of the details for her upcoming wedding. Austin is a unique and wonderful place set right in the hill country of Texas. I love to drive outside the city and get a fresh look and a reviving dose of God’s beautiful creation. Last night we enjoyed a truly magnificent display of stars. We just don’t see the stars like that in Dallas as the bright city lights drown out the ability to observe the night time splendor. I was completely taken by the majesty of the star-filled sky. Yes, it is true, the stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas!
David’s declaration in Psalm 19 kept running through my head:
The heavens declare the glory of God;
The skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech ;
Night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,
Their words to the ends of the world.
No matter where we go, the night sky is always filled with bright and beautiful stars, but we can’t always see their splendor. Sadly the city lights dim our view. It makes me wonder, what distractions in my life dims my view of seeing the beautiful work God is doing? It’s easy to forget God’s great love for us and His good purpose for our lives. Sometimes we don’t see the loving way He cares for us because we are blinded by our busyness or consumed with our agendas.
Oh Lord, help us to see you more clearly. Help us to recognize those things that distract us and dim our view of your kind and gracious love. Strengthen our focus so we see your majesty and your ever present beauty in our lives.