Today's Devotional Thought
July 20, 2012 by Rachel Piferi
Reflections on His Glory
I stopped at the end of the driveway and turned the car off. Reclined my seat and took a moment to gaze at the stars above. It was dark at the end of my country drive, the top was down on the convertible after a trip home from a nice evening with friends. It was warm and there were flashes of light every now and then from a potential thunderstorm developing.
And the stars were amazing.
I paused to reflect on the glory above me in the night sky and to reflect on the very full day that I was ending.
As I gazed at the stars above, God was so close. And I could feel his loving embrace as I tried to process all of the emotion of the day and honestly, all of the emotion of the last two years since I had moved to the country.
It was those stars that first got my attention on my first visit to this small country town. It was in those stars that God whispered to me that he was all around if I would just slow down and notice him. It was in those stars that God told me he had more for me than my hurried, career-focused, high profile lifestyle in Baltimore.
And as I gazed at those stars last night, I was reminded so strongly of God's presence, his plan, his provision, and his love through all of life's moments.
I didn't want to go inside and face laundry or dishes that needed to be washed from earlier or toys to be picked up from a day of playing.
But, I knew that I had to. So, I turned on the car, put the top up, and drove the quarter mile to my house.
A moment with God. Experienced through the glorious display of his creation.
Like me, I am sure your life has moments of sadness, stress, worry, joy, fun, and laughter. Life is full and so many times, we fail to pause and reflect on the One who guides us through it all. I urge you to pause and notice a night sky full of stars or a sunset boasting of God's glory with streams of yellow and orange and pink. A child sleeping so sweetly. Or the countless other ways that he reminds us of his love and his presence in our lives.
He is all around. Sometimes, though, we just need to slow down and notice him. He is waiting and he is painting a glorious display every day for us to see him. We just need to pause. Recline our seat. And look.