Spectacular Sunset

We enjoyed the most incredible sunset last week… the cloudy haze overhead created amazing effects.

The color was everywhere.  In fact, the sky was so ablaze with light and color that our driveway and house looked pink.  The beauty of it drew our entire family outside to marvel at its wonder.

I often constantly worry about all the things we’re not getting to, all the lessons I’m not teaching well enough, all the ways I’m falling short of being the mother my children deserve to have.  As I looked around at my family during this impromptu pause in the evening’s activities, I thought that at least I’m doing this.  At least they’re sensitive and appreciative of such beauty.  At least we paused to appreciate it together.

As I studied the changes in light and color during the ten minute masterpiece, I couldn’t help but think about how I’ve kind of resisted some of the current color trends (perhaps I see it most in fabric and quilting) including oranges and grays together.  But here it was, the very combination I’ve been turned off to, in such gorgeous display that I couldn’t help but love it.

Heavenly Father is so many things.  He’s my Father, my God.  He’s perfect, omniscient, omnipotent, loving, and on and on.  But he’s also the Master Artist, Master of light, color, shape, form, line, symmetry, balance.  I never tire of the art lessons I receive in just looking around.  I know it may be silly, but I love Him for that.  I love Him for nurturing us with such beauty.

Once again, through a sunset, I marvel that He loves us that much.  That he loves us enough to send little gifts of thoughtfulness by painting the sky just before dark.

I am so indebted to Him!

Hopeful Homemaker

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