Sunday, August 24, 2008

Be Still and Know that I am God!

"Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth." ~Psalm 46:10

As I watched the last tiny fishing boat come into port last evening, I glanced up at the sky and saw it light up. The sun had already dipped below the horizon, but that’s when the real “fireworks” began. Sunsets are gorgeous, but the true beauty occurs right after the sun has disappeared. It doesn’t turn dark, but rather it becomes more brilliant —turning shades of red, orange, yellow, blue, indigo and violet—the colors of the rainbow. How reassuring to know that when it seems like the sun is setting in our life (whatever that may be…sickness, tragedy, loneliness, despair...), it’s really just the beginning of God’s light to shine in our lives.

As we drove out of Sandy Cove last evening, we saw this sign as a reminder of what we had witnessed—not only in our lives this past summer—but as God’s promise to all of us.

Blessings to all of you who have faithfully prayed for Mark's recovery!


Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Beautiful. Still praying for Mark's continued recovery and your strength. Love you girl. Yes, Jesus NEVER fails!

Connie Pombo said...

Thanks, dear friend! Hey, I love your new adventursome photo! Awesome!


Greg C said...

Wonderful Connie. I love those after sunset times too. My favorite place to view them is in Key West.

Someone just put up a sign on our street that says "Jesus is the only road to Heaven" I like it.

Connie Pombo said...

You made me think about our cruise to Key West (I missed the sunset!). LONG STORY (I'll blog about it sometime). Half way through dinner as we were leaving the port at Key West, someone mentioned the gorgeous sunset (BLUNK!). I ran up two flights of stairs and it was gone.

I have a see a sunset in Key West again (the one I missed!).

Thanks for the reminder (I just put it back on my passionate to-do list).

Blessings to you!

Tracy Ruckman said...

This is so lovely - the thoughts and the photos. Isn't our God so incredibly awesome?

Continuing to pray for you all as you go into this exciting new season.

Connie Pombo said...

Thanks Tracy! I had to remind myself of my own blog post this morning (crazy stuff). Anyway, I need to keep remember WHO is in control and WHO never fails!