I may be strange, but I really enjoy foggy mornings. Tuesday, we had just one such morning. Driving into work always feels a little different when you have to make the commute in the fog. The roads feel foreign and the scenery seems to engulf you as the fog blocks out the larger landscape. There is a certain peace that the fog seems to bring as it washes over the world.
But this morning, the grove of trees looked different as the fog covered the entirety of their surroundings.
Along my drive is a small grove of trees that rarely catch my attention. They’re sandwiched between the freeway, an overpass and a retirement home just off the outer road I drive in on – not the kind of place you would consider scenic in the least. But this morning, the grove of trees looked different as the fog covered the entirety of their surroundings. I pulled my car to the side of the road to take it in for a moment and snap a picture. Beauty as if I had been transported to a clean and unblemished wilderness somewhere far from here. Everything else was cut out from my view – no trucks, no overpass, no big box stores or retirement homes, or any other reminders of what I knew to be there. Simply a masterpiece of nature hidden in plain sight.
Yes, we were saved from a mess, but we were also saved to be seen as God’s masterpiece.
- What defaults do you see as your “messy” surroundings?
- What is a time you feel that you were most seen as a masterpiece? Why did this time stick in your memory?
- Take a moment to consider where God has gifted you and the places you have been created as a beautiful masterpiece. Where do you think you can best use those gifts?
- Pray to God, thanking Him for covering the messy areas of your life and releasing Him to cover the areas you are still holding onto.