by Lydia Floren
The sunrise behind our house this morning was so exquisite I got out my camera and started taking pictures.
I kept checking the photos, trying again with a new angle, a different lens setting.
Pretty soon, I realized: I can snap pictures all I like, but no image will compare with the experience of changing-color-behind-tree-shadows that I see out my window every morning.
The joy of God’s presence is like that.
I can write all I want, but just as a photograph can’t capture the beauty before me, no words can convey the joy of a life lived embraced by the love of God within me.
Thank You, Father, for Your presence in the sunrise this morning.
And your presence within me.
In Your presence is fullness of joy. (Psalm 16:11 NASB)
That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Cor 2:9 NLT)