In our lives we know that God has the panoramic view of our lives from beginning to end and how events and people mark and change our lives in both positive and negative ways. He sees our unmasked faces, our true thoughts, struggles, joys and delights in this life. There are moments when I feel like He gives us a glimpse of His scenic overlook into our lives.
Here are just a few of the ways I have seen glimpses of what this life is really all about from my life in the past month.
- Sweet reconnecting with a good friend Aimee while snow-shoeing in God's striking mountains in BC Canada. Hours upon hours of sharing struggles, thoughts, joys and prayer together.
- Watching Corbin, my nephew, be more excited about what was in each Easter egg he encountered than caught up in the race to get the most eggs. He opened each one to see what was inside before moving on to find the next egg. My favorite quote from the day was from Corbin, "oh look it is a sweet baby chicken!"
- Endless laughter with new and old friends over a game of Who, What, Where in Seattle, Washington. To laugh until tears are streaming down your face is a wonderful feeling.
- Sharing a love for reading and finding good deals on books with my Mom
- Tears freely flowing as I shared difficult moments with friends whose lives have been rocked by the death of parents
- Breakfast with my sister that easily could have been considered lunch as well as we shared our hearts for each other and thoughts about the future and where our hope must lie, in Christ alone.
- Seeing God's preparation in my life for this new role through long term relationships, conversations, a burdened heart and a renewed passion to work with teachers in a way that will bring honor and glory to Him instead of myself
- Praise and worship on the beach as the sun sets beyond the ocean
All of these Scenic Overlooks lead me back to see a God who loves us and gave His Son for us to die in our place so that we can have life.
What Scenic Overlooks are there in your life right now? How do they bring you to praise the One who sees it all?