Monday, October 1, 2012

In the Hush

One of the things I do to get "Mom Points" from my kids is take them to draw pictures of the sunset. We sit on a hill near our house with our colored pencils, crayons, and markers and just soak it in. We headed over there last night, enjoying the crisp air and the gorgeous sky.

To be honest, their sketching was soon abandoned in favor of riding their bikes down the hill. I, on the other hand, am a sky junkie; few things calm me like sitting outside watching the clouds. Every scripture testifying to the power of God comes alive. The weights lift off my shoulders and I am soothed by His faithfulness. Last night was no exception.

Colored pencils to paper, I stopped thinking about everything that distracts me and let the beauty of the evening envelop me. Happy kids, amazing skies...I was lost in the moment. Then the sun dipped below the horizon and for a moment it was difficult to see until...
Photo: The day is sealed with a fiery kiss...
Where darkness once was, fire consumed the sky. Even my kids stopped riding and just stared in awe. In the hush, the majesty and infinity of God displayed in its fiery brilliance spoke to my soul.
When it looks like God has faded from the scene, wait. 

Maybe you thought you were following God's plan for your life, and now you are knee deep in quicksand. Wait for Him...
Maybe your marriage has ended. You sit in the darkness left behind, trying to adjust to your new normal, and wonder what happened. Wait for Him...
Maybe there is a child you are aching to hold. The void left behind seems unfair and you wonder where God has gone. Wait for Him...
Maybe the thought of waking up one more day is just too much. Wait for Him...
Even when we can't see it, He is at work, piecing together something so amazing it will blow your mind.
"Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (Psalm 27:14)"
You can do this.



  1. This is so great. A real picture of the beauty of waiting on the Lord. Your words painted the sunset you and your boys were drawing. You didn't need the colored pencils!

  2. You have no idea how much I needed to read this, to hear this, to see this t o d a y.

    I printed it out, unfortunately in black and white, but His message is more brilliant than the lack of color and I need it. Need seems so inadequate for the desperation I am feeling right now in the time of wait.

    WAIT, I don't know how to do this.