The other night we had one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen, a masterpiece of God!! The pinks & oranges were so bright & vivid, next to the dark blues... I had to capture it! I was so full of joy to see a such a gift from God. To see something that makes you stop everything & just gaze at the beauty & wonder... it's amazing!! How could people see something so beautiful & not know that it comes from Him...
(my sister pointed out a cross in this shot... do you see it?)
One of my favorite passages in the Bible is Ecclesiastes 3.
For some reason, whenever a New Year comes, I always think about this passage.
"There is a time for everything,
& a season for every activity under the heavens,
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot..."
I know this is nothing new, but life is full of ups & downs & it's not always easy to explain why. Sometimes bad things just happen & we wonder how it could be a part of God's plan... Sometimes we put ourselves in bad situations & it's not God's plan at all... But the amazing thing is, even when bad things happen (whether it's our fault or not) God can & does use it for good! We need to trust His plan & timing, even though it's all unknown to us, because He is the one who sees the bigger picture. This has definitely been a challenge for me over the last year, but I have learned a lot too. The whole point is that God is with us through everything!
We are blessed, come what may!
As I thought about Ecclesiastes 3, I also thought about this song...
I love old songs like this!! :)