I have been wanting to blog about this picture ever since I took it. To be quite honest I was overjoyed when I took a look at the Daily Post Prompt and saw the word “Chaos”. I thought what a perfect time to use this photo…..it is the total opposite of chaos and to me speaks tranquility. I was going to showcase what chaos is not.
Then I took another look at the Daily Post and realized my mistake…..chaos was the prompt for the picture challenge. The word prompt for today was “Base“. I really wondered how I would work that word into this post but……look at that……I just did! I am so glad I got that out of the way.
This last week I have been helping out at our high school. One of the cooks had to be gone and I have been filling in for her. (she is on vacation and technically, that is kind of like having to be gone!) Going to this job means getting up on time and seeing the sun rise. I do have to admit that at this time of year you really do not have to get up that early to see the sun come up. The daylight hours are starting to get so short.
On that early morning I went outside to let the girls out(my chickens for those of you visiting this site for the first time) the sun was just starting to paint the eastern sky in narrow ribbons of pink. There was a low-lying fog hanging in the river bottom and it had rolled into the corn field. The utter stillness of it stopped me in my tracks.
There was not a breath of wind and the haze just hung there waiting for the sun to chase it away. The world was silent other than the sound of moisture dripping off the rooftops. The air was heavy with the fog and muted any sound that dared intrude.
It was hard to tell where the sky ended and the earth started. The horizon blended in blues, pinks and swirls of mist. It was such a moment of quiet beauty that it made me want to hold my breath for fear of disturbing it.
It was a grace moment….it was a gratitude moment. In that hushed time it felt like God had gifted me with a moment in time to just “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). It was that moment between night and day, between heartbeats, where time seems to stop and the world is able to take a deep breath in, breathe a prayer out and just be.
These are the moments to cherish. These are the moments to remember; when the world seems in chaos around you. These are the moments to base your hope on. The hope that life is still good, even if it does not seem to be at this point in time. These are the moments that are God’s gift to humanity……and I am grateful.
May you be gifted with a grace moment this weekend.