So…. this morning I woke up as usual at 4:45 and the first thing that popped into my head was “Why do I do this to myself?” Grumpily I got out of bed and onto the bus… About 45 minutes into the ride I found my top reason.
Rural Nebraska at sunrise. I”m not one for sunrises, but that’s probably because I live in the city. Out there, there is nothing between you and the sky. the sky stretches out before you. It’s the color of the ocean. no clouds, just streaks of orange and purple. The sun is a red ball that is rising out of a grove of distant trees. The trees are Dark blue along with everything else on the horizon, because of fog and distance. The ground is covered in everything and anything green. in valleys and depressions there is swirling white fog. there’s a foot of clarity just above the ground and then thick white fog. The sky is so big. The colors are all sharp and blend well together. And then there’s a small pond with fog over it. gorgeous
God is awesome.
it took waking up at 4:45 AM and riding out to the middle of nowhere for me to fully understand this.
I agree. God is awesome!
And for some reason, that seems to present itself to us in new ways when we’re in the country. Sunrise, sunset, or anything in between
Some of us live where we can see both complete sunrises and complete sunsets everyday – out of our own windows, yet! God’s variations on the same theme are endless – and endlessly fascinating. Throw in mornings with mirages and clouds of all shapes, sizes, and colors against endless skies and it’s no wonder those of us who live on the high plains can feel claustrophobic in town.
It is amazing to watch the sun rising and the sun setting over the country side. I love being able to see that where I live. Or as my grandma would, a sunrise and a sunset are God’s artwork.
I know the painter personally. I also know He’s a sculptor too.
I”m kind of envious of you, aunt Kathy!