I didn’t end up getting to bed until after page 128 had technically begun. My work hours on page 127 kept me at the church until nearly midnight, so page 128 began with BBQ chips and a Klondike bar for dinner before heading to bed. 🙂 What it did mean was that I was able to sleep in a bit this morning. Once I was up, I spent time going through the photos I took yesterday at Potato Creek and of the sunset at work. The photo on this page is one that caught my eye. It reminded me of the song which says, “Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens. Your faithfulness stretches to the sky.” There were several times during yesterday’s hike that I found myself looking up through the treetops to the cloud dotted sky.
After going through photos my family and I headed to Bass Pro Shops and then stopped along Lake Michigan to do some walking and take pictures. The wind was blowing steadily and the waves were rolling in against the shoreline with great force and beauty. One of our stops was at Washington Park in Michigan City where we photographed the lighthouse and Chicago skyline. It was such a beautiful afternoon so it wasn’t too surprising to discover when I got home that I had taken over 300 pictures. It was fun to realize that whether it was a long, busy day like yesterday or a relaxed, restful day like today, God found ways to remind me of his love and faithfulness. Perhaps the song only has it partially right — God’s love also reaches from the heavens and His faithfulness stretches forth from the sky!
I pray that you and I would pay attention to the presence of God with us at all times. I pray that we would recognize His love reaching toward us and filling us with a love that is able to reach back to Him. I pray that we would know His great faithfulness in a way that empowers us to live faithfully for Him. I pray that we would enjoy the beauty that God surrounds us with as we acknowledge Him as the source of creativity and wonder.