Beautiful Gift

Psalm 118:24
This is the day the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

How do you see a something like this and not write about it?
The beauty of the sunrise this morning was radiant…
and radiant doesn’t even give it justice.
It was breathtaking… so I stopped my car… and took a picture.

But as soon as I took a picture…
I realized the gift that I had just been given…
the gift of a new day.

And yet a split second later…
I remembered the devastation…
the devastation of Sunday’s tornado in Washington, Illinois…
a town just 3 hours north of where I live.

The devastation that took place just about 15 minutes from where I live…
the town called New Minden, Illionis…
where two people lost their lives.
This is a picture of a church that I have driven past many times….                                                      church

That day didn’t seem like a gift.
It seemed like a curse.
But it’s in those days…
that we must hold on to the days like today.
If we don’t hold on to days like today… the beautiful gifts…
we will never survive those days like Sunday.

Don’t procrastinate rejoicing today…
and as you rejoice remember the gift that today is… and live for it…
for no one is promised tomorrow.

James 4:14
14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow?
Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.

When was the last time you saw saw something so beautiful that it took your breath away?
What was it?
Please share.

Beautiful Gift

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