New every morning... "I literally prayed for this view."
March 9th around sunset to March 10th at sunrise...such a contrast. Addi and Joe joined this adventure while Nathan stayed home not feeling too well. The storms were coming in and I asked Addi if she wanted to go to the docks not far from our house to watch and take photos. She agreed and off we went. I had looked at the weather and knew there would be such a contrast between sunset and sunrise. I explained to Addi my thoughts. She got it and was actually excited to get out of bed this morning in hopes of a beautiful sunrise. The storms...we've been warned they are coming (John 16:33). Storms are forecasted and guaranteed. The sun sets, the skies go dark. The storms rage. In this darkness however, there is still good work being done. God is still in control even when we can't feel Him or see Him in the darkness...and then the sun rises. It's sunrises that bring hope. The sun is faithful to rise every morning. God is faithful in our own darkness as well. There was still a layer of fog this morning out over the water however the waters were calm, the skies beautiful, the atmosphere peaceful. It isn't always like this. Sometimes it takes a whole lot longer than 12 hours for the atmosphere to change, and sometimes the periods of darkness are so difficult on our hearts and emotions. He is faithful however. He is light. He will shine through the darkness and calm the storms. Thankful for the beautiful reminders in nature that point to Him, especially when needed most.
"Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him..." - Lamentations 3:22-25
I literally prayed for this view...The stormy photos from the night before as I posted earlier. I wanted this to be the story and I've never seen the water this peaceful. An officer stopped by to talk to Addi and I and he commented the same. He couldn't believe how peaceful the water was, "It's amazing how calm it is....This is a river...it flows"...but the water was like glass with fog in the distance and then the fog rolled in. I have so many other wants and desires, but this morning...this was enough.
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalms 37:4. Here's to the start of a new week!
(Both written and photographed on March 9&10, 2019)
2 Corinthians 4:6-18