Daily Delight

Friday, October 23, 2015



On my way to work, I get to watch the city awake. One morning in particular took my breath away. I left early because I had some papers I needed to print off before my students arrived and it’s a lengthy drive from my home. I was running around frantically trying to leave in plenty of time. I got in my car and realized just how dark and early it was. As I was driving, there was hardly anyone on the road. As I drove, one of my favorite songs came on the radio, and I saw the clearest sunrise. Then, I realized cars were everywhere; streetlights were going off, store lights were coming on, and the buzz of the day was getting started. 


In that split second, I realized God used the beautiful sunrise to wake us up. I had the privilege of watching people wake up and set out to find the purpose for their day. Not only did God use the morning sunrise to wake up His creation, He used it to wake up my heart. 


I thought about all these people driving around me. They all have a story. They all have hurt, fear, love, joy, sadness, and hope in their life. It comes in many shapes, forms, and fashions. 


I don’t know the story of the stranger in the Jeep Wrangler next to me. I don’t know the story of the mom pushing a baby stroller down the sidewalk. I don’t know the story of the college kid running across the road with books in his hands. I don’t know the story of the businessman checking his planner at the red light. I don’t know the story of the homeless man holding a sign for food in the wee morning hours. 


But God does.

 
He knows all. It gets me every time. All of our stories are intertwined. We are all neighbors. We are all passing through life. We are all creations of the Almighty Creator. The only difference is, some of us know it and some of us don’t. 


I’ve heard the story.
His story is my story. How humbling is that? 


As I pulled in and parked my car, I smiled and thought if God had all of our stories in a book, what a beautiful, inspiring, story of God’s handiwork we would read. 


From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised! – Psalm 113:3 


{words: @river.white}





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River White≫ ≫River is a newly wed and is discovering the fullness of God's unending faithfulness. She loves to spread laughter and joy wherever she goes. Seeing the Spirit move in people is inspirational. She enjoys ways too much coffee, a good book, running, and hopes to travel the world someday.

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