This morning my senses were treated to a living festival of sound and sight that captured my attention. The soft percussion of rain drops varying in intensity provided a backdrop to the emergence of first light. My thoughts wandered to the scriptures that stated The Lord provides the rain that falls upon the just and the unjust alike. In that moment of quiet meditation I was given an understanding of the varying rhythms of natures flow and found myself captivated by the rising and falling crescendos of the early morning cycle which marks the beginning of a new day. The world was washed and fresh once more in the divine plan that manages the patterns of life. Here I am treated to the grandeur of God’s provision in the course of our daily activities. Few times in my life have I taken time to be entertained by the common aspects of His provision, but the soft fall of raindrops reminded that His presence is always with me.
My journey has been enlightened and colored today by the ever present reminders of His glory. As my coffee is brewing and my body adjusts to the demands of a new day, I am treated to the elegant and timeless show of His love for me. My time on this spinning orbit is limited by His gift of life which serves as a precursor to the gateway to eternity. Even in the midst of my most routine activities His presence is with me, guiding me and reminding me of the greatness of His love and provision for me. Who am I that the One who made heaven and earth would extend His mercies to a wretch lime me? As the soft patter of raindrops fall upon the earth, I can only marvel at the greatness of His plan. One more time I arise to a unique opportunity to dwell in His provision and to offer Him the praise and glory that He so richly deserves.
The mystery behind this simple discovery lies in the realization that before Creation began, He foreknew me and had already planned this day of my life. The miracle of love is that He knew all of my sins and trespasses before I drew my first breath and still provided me with the gift of life itself. What an incredible life story that the God of eternity would reach out to one who was committed to self-seeking and continue to pour out His protection and provision in open manifestation of love for this sinner. So my day begins with the joy of personal experience in His kindness for me. His ever giving love is the backdrop against which I am called to measure all of the decisions that guide my life. How could I possibly resist the private call to obedience and service from One who would send His own Son to redeem me from the dreadful consequences of my sinful life? I am truly blessed beyond measure. My cup runs over with His glorious love.