Beauty in the Ordinary

Horses are such beautiful creatures.  A few years a ago I owned a couple of horses and I would love to go out to the farm, lean up against the paddock gate and watch the herd.  Something about them always quieted my soul.  All the troubles and busyness of the world would fade away in these moments, and as I watched the powerful animals prance around, or listened as they quietly grazed.  My heart would always be drawn to God and so often this wooden fence would become a place of prayer.  Even as I sit here and type the memories coming flooding in, filling my heart with peace.

My days are different now and new things have taken the place of my days at the farm.   Yet as I head into my day today, I long to find in my home that time of silent awe of the God who created me ~  of the God who gives blessings that sometimes go unnoticed.   I want to see God in the smile of my son, and in the laughter of my beautiful daughter, and I want to be stopped and stilled long enough to notice all that God has provided.   I want this day not to be full of work, and things to do, but full of opportunities to give thanks to God.

Although life changes, or maybe it seems like it never does, either way, in each of these days we have the opportunity to stop, be still, and see the beauty of God in the ordinary moments of this life.  Thank You, Lord, for stopping me long enough to take in Your magnificent presence on this ordinary day.

“One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.” Psalm 27:4

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