Just Before Christmas...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The day was planned.
Christmas decorations were brought down from storage the day before,
each labeled box had been placed in the room it would be unpacked,
I was excited to begin decorating for this special Christmas season,
this most wonderful time of the year.

First thing first though;
the usual early morning gathering of shelled sunflower seeds and meal worms for feeding the birds,
putting on my coat, slipping off my slippers and sliding into my outdoor boots,
heading through the back door and onto the deck with the songbirds waiting for me at the feeders
and that's when this ordinary day turned extraordinary.

Pink hues seemed to engulf the world.
All was pink, purple and blue as my eyes gazed out past the deck,
through the trees and into the sky...it was a glorious sight!

There was calm,
a reassurance,
an instant importance of things so much grander than my plan for the day.
I was taken past the decorations and straight to the reason for this most wonderful time of year.

there is a plan,
we have a future
it is secure.

Early morning sunrise...

Early morning sunrise...

"The great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not.
It is not wearied by our sins, our indifference, and, therefore, it is quite relentless in its determination that we should be cured of those sins, at whatever cost to us, and whatever cost to Him."
C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity

Early morning sunrise...

His mercies are new every morning...

Early morning sunrise...

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  1. Beautiful post, Cindy! Wonderful reminder!

  2. Your photos are gorgeous, Cindy! Also a great message to ponder and reflect on so as not to get lost in the busyness of the season.
    Mary Alice

  3. Ah...such a glorious gift from the Father! You captured the moment well, Cindy. Don't you love it when He reminds us what truly is important?? What a lovely post :)

  4. A truly great reminder for us all. Thanks, Cindy.

  5. Dear Cindy, you don't know how very much I needed to hear this today and that quote from C. S. Lewis - our feelings come and go but His love for us does not! This horrible thing that has happened to our little Carter has just devastated us and today she was denied her 2nd chemo treatment because of some mix up with the insurance! Our emotions are up on the ceiling and then down in the dumps. I know our God never changes, but your post was another reminder to me how much He loves us and all we cana do is trust Him.
    Shelia ;)

  6. So touching, Cindy. Thanks for this! Jane

  7. Oh gosh, Cindy, this is just breathtaking. Thank you!

  8. Great post! Our heavenly Father knows just when and how to get our attention...bring our hearts back to what is important.. Just beautiful..the evidence of your heart in the writing and the glorious painting of our creator.. Thanks! Blessings!

  9. YES! Great Is HIS Faithfulness! Amen!!

  10. God's creation is always the most beautiful of all!

  11. I so love the morning skies in the winter....they seem to truly speak to us....sending us a message as you have so eloquently stated.

  12. Thank you for reminding us of the true beauty of this season.

  13. How absolutely gorgeous! Isn't God's creation so glorious? And to think He has so much more in store for those who love Him! Can't wait!

  14. Cindy,
    At moments like these the world stands still and everything else recedes. You captured the moment!


  15. Thank you Cindy for your beautiful post today. I have had a very special and spiritual Christmas season so far with many reminders of the love that my Heavenly Father has for me. It is so apparent when you look around and see his hand in your life.
    xx Jo

  16. Cindy, This has to be the most beautiful sunrise I've ever seen. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  17. Cindy,
    This post touched my heart in an amazing way, dear friend!!!
    "Mr. Ed" and I traveled in separate cars coming home from our last "Tour of Duty".
    He asked, "What time do you want to leave in the morning?"
    My reply, "Early enough to see the sun rise high
    in the sky over Kansas like a red rubber ball!"
    As we crossed the Colorado / Kansas State Lines, I pulled off the highway.
    "Mr. Ed" pulled off behind me.
    There we set, two cars, two sons, two cats watching as the sun rose like a red rubber ball.
    Like you, there was a 'peace' that came over me. . .and then a calmness that all was well.
    Thank you for sharing your sunrise!!!


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