Right after my husband and I arrived at our recent Gulf Shores beach destination, we witnessed the most beautiful sunset. The scattered clouds turned rosy from the sun’s glow, and their reflection in the gentle ebb of the tide was mesmerizing.
I could focus on nothing else.
The scene was so mesmerizing, in fact, that I was unaware of something else going on behind me.
Had it not been for a nearby fisherman’s suggestion that I turn around, I might have missed a wonderful surprise.
Turning, I discovered yet another display of God’s glory.
The sun was gone and darkness had settled, as I caught my first glimpse of a brilliant, full moon rising on the opposite horizon. Although I do not have a strong enough zoom to do it justice, the size and color of the moon against the then dusky blue sky was amazing.
Sometimes we get so focused on one thing or one problem that we miss something marvelous God is doing in another area of our lives. We forget that behind the scenes, He is working tediously on prayer needs for which we have prayed fervently.
Like the fisherman had to get me to turn around to see the gorgeous moon, we need to allow the Holy Spirit to direct our focus from our limited view to the grand picture; of the spectacular things He is doing, often right before our eyes. To see past the temporal to the eternal.
We need to ask God to show us His glory.
Show me Your glory
I will share more moon shots in my next post.
© Sue Nash/2014
I absolutely love gazing at the moon! What an amazing thing God has created! I look forward to more moon shots!
Thanks. Me, too!
Love, love, love the pictures!!!!
Thanks, Jane. It was a lovely trip.
Absolutely beautiful…the words and the photos! Those big moons are simply amazing!
Yes, God’s glory amazes me more and more!
I had been waiting for those shots, sister! I LOVE THEM … and what you said as well! You are so right … We need prayer to stay focused and then prayer to change it, too 🙂 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING… you know these pictures are right up my alley! Can’t wait to see more
Beautiful shots. I love sunsets like that. 🙂
Thanks very much. Glad you liked.
Love the sunset shots and love the connection you made between our focus being on the world or the Lord even more!
Beautiful images! While in NC and driving from one city to my mom’s place in another, I was blessed by a similar large copper moon. What a blessing that you were able to see and capture it. 🙂
There’s something so ahhhh about a lovely sunset. Wonderful pics, Sue.
Thank you. I marvel at every one!