lost in wonder
we sat under
a tree- pensively waiting
we were both praising
the Lord- and anticipating
the silent display
a heavenly array
we beheld a glorious sight
while the world kept on spinning
the two of us grinning-
we watched Him turn day into night
One evening last week, I got a phone call from my husband. He had worked late most evenings that week, and he had called to let me know he was on his way home. About five minutes later, the phone rang again- Babe- grab your shoes and your camera and meet me outside, he says to me. So I did. The moment I stepped outside, I saw the cotton candy pink striped clouds through the trees. Quick! Get in the car! We drove the short distance to our closest sunset spot, and with each turn we saw the colors fading away. We parked and the once magnificent display had settled into a dull gray sky. Oh well. Even though we missed it, it meant the world to me that my husband tried to get me there in time to see the sunset.
Then this past weekend, hubby and I had an evening to ourselves, and to be quite honest- I wanted to sit at home and do absolutely nothing. But my loving hubby suggested otherwise. You know how much you love watching the sunset- let’s go find a spot and have dinner.
I was tired. And I hadn’t seen a good sunset in a while- mostly because I have gotten out of the habit of looking for it. But how could I resist an evening out with my hubby, with the promise of a sunset view? So we drove up to one of our favorite spots in town, at the edge of a shopping center. We parked and sat on the grassy hill, overlooking the valley and it was a magnificent evening.
On that hill, we sat together and took in all the beauty around us. I was so grateful for the quiet time together. It made me infinitely thankful for my husband- who loves me enough to get me out of the house- and he always knows just what I need. Cars were passing by, people were going in and out of the stores… the busy world kept on turning- all while He was painting a masterpiece in the sky.
And if the evening had gone as I had initially wanted it to-
I would have missed out, too.
He went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone. Matthew 14:23