January 19, 2010

when morning gilds the sky

Saturday mornings mean getting up early and heading out in the dark... delivering Laura to her volunteer job at the barn. It is a quiet time for the two of us, just waking up... sometimes talking, and sometimes not. But this early bird never minds the time we drive in darkness. The day is just dawning as I drop her to play with the horses and the kids and I head on home. With my thoughts and my music... and the sun beginning its climb. This Saturday morning sky left me breathless...


It was one of those moments when I had no choice but to stop the car and walk back up the bridge... and stand in His glory. Perhaps He created this masterpiece just for me. The layers of gold. The pinks and blues smudged and swirled. And the way it filled the landscape... and gave light to my soul.


When my eyes and lens had had their fill, I continued on... noticing how the clouds had shifted and what had been so extraordinary was now just a pretty sky. And I felt that much more love coming from His heart to mine...


It was Tuesday moment... an ordinary occurance that was spectacularly un-ordinary... and by slowing down and taking the time to fully appreciate the moment, I was given a most beautiful memory.


When morning gilds the skies my heart awaking cries,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Alike at work and prayer, to Jesus I repair:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
-a favorite hymn
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19 comments:

togetherforgood said...

Wow, Dawn, those are gorgeous! What a beautiful reminder of God's love!

Corinne said...

Absolutely beautiful. That sky leaves me also in awe.

Boy Crazy said...

Wow, Dawn. Those are incredible photos. The colors, the clouds. After you witness a sunrise like that, pretty much by yourself, and then the colors wash out by the sun as it climbs higher and the whole sky goes bright blue or even white, don't you sort of wonder if you were the only one who saw it? Do you think about all those people still sleeping in their beds, completely oblivious to what they just missed?

I'm glad you caught it.

xo elizabeth

thegypsymama said...

Wow - just wow, Dawn.

Southern Gal said...

Beautiful.

And PW is asking for sunrise and sunset shots on her photography site. You need to submit these!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So gorgeous. I am so glad you had your camera with you, as well as the memory card.
Xoxo
Suz

Kelli said...

Awesome, magnificent, dazzling. There are not enough adjectives to describe God's creation. I would have had to stop to take it in too!!

Graceful said...

You are smart to always have your camera on hand. I can't count how many times I've witnessed God's hand across the sky, or other places, and I regretted not having my camera.

That first shot is especially breathtaking. Truly magnificent.

Deidra said...

Wow! The heavens declare the glory of the LORD, don't they? Absolutely beautiful!

Kay said...

Just stunning! Love the shot with the tree! Glad you had your camera. I rarely take my camera 'just because', so I would have missed it. Glad you got it. : )

Get Real Girl said...

Stunning. God truly did reveal Himself to you on this day. The pictures are amazing. Thank you for sharing this moment of Glory with us today.

Traci Michele said...

It's so nice to meet you! You have a beautiful blog, and beautiful love for our Lord!

I love your writing!

Hugs,
Traci

Grandma J said...

Heaven in the morning looks awesome in your neck of the woods.

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Breathtaking photos! Thank you for sharing.

Michela said...

Thank you for the comment on my post!

I love these pictures- you really captured the colors so well. I bet it was amazing in person!

Nancy said...

What beautiful pictures and a beautiful post. lovely...

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

Gorgeous pictures! So lovely!

Meagan said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! These pictures are truly amazing. The beauty of God's creation never ceases to amaze me. Have a lovely day!

jenn said...

breathtaking!!