The Perfect Blue

One of the great things about having kids is that they help you see the world in renewed wonder. It’s so easy to get caught up in the business of everyday. We forget how BIG God is and how marvelous the seemingly ‘simple’ things really are. For example, we recently went on a family picnic up to a nearby mountain. It was a lovely day…blue sky, leafs arrayed in a myriad of autumn colors. One of the children said, “Wow, the sky is so blue!”

I looked up into the lovely blue and grinned. Of course God would pick a color that would compliment things so well. This blue boldened the golden and red leaves of fall, accentuated the soft white of a snowy landscape, framed the rainbow of spring flowers, and highlighted the fiery hues of the summer sunset. It is the perfect shade of blue. And no matter how the colors around it change, it still remains the best border or centerpiece.

I realized it had been too long since I gaze up into the sky with wonder and marveled at His handiwork. But, as my daughter Lydia once said, “The world is just God using his best fingerpaint.” :0)
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