Sunday, October 18, 2015

Lightning Show

Jeremiah 29:11
"'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.'"

The day I started writing this was a bit rough. As I waited three hours to see my doctor, I let the pain climb to six on my pain scale before I popped a couple Motrin. (I barely kept from crying.) I had my reasons, but it was my own fault for I waited so long. Of course, God was sovereign through it, and I can even see some of the good that came from it.

After the rest of the day's events, I started the drive home... to behold God's lightning show in a front row seat! Watching lightning makes me smile. I'm not arrogant enough to say God produced that show just for me (He's too efficient for that!), but I felt the real privilege of inclusion. The grace - the unmerited favor - of allowing me to watch as He puppeteered His creation into a beautiful display helped bring my mind around from the troubles of the day. It reminded me of His good and sovereign plan (Jeremiah 29:11); I could almost feel Him hold my hand as I beheld His glory in the night sky. 

In this amazing relationship with my Savior, I find many such moments - especially if I keep an eye out. What is a moment in which He shared His love and glory with you?