The sun came out for the first time in days, and to me, it looked as if You poured a layer of gold atop everything. I stood for a moment on the back deck, face tipped toward the sky. I closed my eyes and felt the gentle weight of heaven-shine. In a moment like that, it's hard to understand why I would ever choose to stay inside on a sunny afternoon. Yet, I know that I have ignored so many other moments, just like this.
Today, Lord, let Your glory shine over all the earth.
In the rustling aspen.
Along the city street.
Over a vast ice-crowned wilderness in Antarctica.
In an abyss of the ocean where no man has seen.
In the corner of the town library, where a group of children gathers on a rug to listen.
Up on the diving board, where soon, a thousand kids will take their turns.
In the bustling market where women carry baskets upon their heads.
Down by the river, where two old fellas keep baiting their hooks and throwing back everything they catch.
In the corporate boardroom, where one jaw-dropping idea is about to be born.
Out on my back deck, made golden.
In the NICU, the village square, the monastery, the sheepherder's field, the tent, the train station, the prison cell.
In the sunshine, in the thickening clouds, and yes, even in the darkest night.
Dear God, let Your glory be over all the earth today. Just as it is. Yes -- as it always is, was, and evermore shall be.
YOUR TURN: Take a few moments to consider where you see the glory of God in your corner of the Earth. Let us know what God is showing you today.
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