Sunsets and Gods Love

It all started when I was driving to my dear friend Cierras house. Even though I was struggling a lot and had had kind of a rough day, there is something about driving with the windows down, trying not to get distracted by the way the clouds are bringing the sky to life all the while listening to 21 pilots maybe a little to loudly. My mind though was going a million directions-typical for me-mostly though I kept toying with the question God had posed just a little while before,” What about today? Timia are you enjoying today, or are you wishing to fast forward always looking to the next step?”

Well, if I am being honest I most certainly have been struggling to live in the present. Good thing God loves reminding me that I only have today through conversations with friends and magical sunsets.

“Hello?”

“Omg I’m here, but can we PLEASE PLEASE go watch the sunset? I am going crazy and it has been so long since I’ve watched the sunset. And I want to watch it with you. Come on, I’m here waiting for you”

“Uhhh. Sure, I’ll be right out. “

“Omg. You are so awesome. Ahhh. The clouds are so pretty. I almost died driving here, because it is so beautiful out. Omg. It is so beautiful out. I feel like a little kid, I can’t handle life.”

I didn’t even realize I was basically talking to myself because Cierra had hung up and was standing outside my car. As you can see, I was kind of hyper. We drove to lake Loveland, and sat on a cute little bench.

There are a few things I appreciate about my friend Cierra. #1 is that she puts up with my endless chatter and constant changing of subjects. #2 she appreciates Gods beautiful creation and is also content to simply sit and watch the sunset with me. #3 Her love for Jesus and the fact that every time we hang out she or I( or often both of us) end up crying and I always leave refreshed on who God is and how beautiful his love for us is.

Last night, the general topic was change, and embracing Gods plan for our life. The sunset, cast shadows across the lake, which reflected the light throwing orange hues everywhere. It was so breathtaking. I can’t even begin to describe it. Peaceful yet powerful, still yet alive and blazing with color, gentle waves of color in stark contrast to flames dancing across the water all in front of the mountains peeking out from the clouds as the rays from the sun scattered from behind it. Really, God blows my away.

Even though the sunset faded into night, what He reminded me last night would leave an impact. Life is fleeting. Moments come and go, people come and go, and change is inevitable, like the sunset disappears into night, so every season of life comes to an end. You can try to pause life, to bottle up the good memories, to relive the days when you feel most alive. But it is as pointless and disappointing as trying to freeze a sunset. Yet, that is the true beauty in this life.

You have moments when you feel alive; you can feel your heart beating with a purpose. There are days when like the sunset, you feel a glow and excitement. You have memories, which are so perfect because you love the people in them and the way for a small moment your life feels like a movie, magical and unstoppable.

Yet then comes nighttime, and all of a sudden that wonderful cheery light from the sunset is drowned out by the enemies lies, the panic attacks and hurtful words.

Yet, isn’t the beauty of a sunset all that more beautiful when you have seen the darkest of nights? What is more mysterious and awe inspiring then seeing God break through your struggles,

It all started when I was driving to my dear friend Cierras house. Even though I was struggling a lot and had had kind of a rough day, there is something about driving with the windows down, trying not to get distracted by the way the clouds are bringing the sky to life all the while listening to 21 pilots maybe a little to loudly. My mind though was going a million directions-typical for me-mostly though I kept toying with the question God had posed just a little while before,” What about today? Timia are you enjoying today, or are you wishing to fast forward always looking to the next step?”

Well, if I am being honest I most certainly have been struggling to live in the present. Good thing God loves reminding me that I only have today through conversations with friends and magical sunsets.

“Hello?”

“Omg I’m here, but can we PLEASE PLEASE go watch the sunset? I am going crazy and it has been so long since I’ve watched the sunset. And I want to watch it with you. Come on, I’m here waiting for you”

“Uhhh. Sure, I’ll be right out. “

“Omg. You are so awesome. Ahhh. The clouds are so pretty. I almost died driving here, because it is so beautiful out. Omg. It is so beautiful out. I feel like a little kid, I can’t handle life.”

I didn’t even realize I was basically talking to myself because Cierra had hung up and was standing outside my car. As you can see, I was kind of hyper. We drove to lake Loveland, and sat on a cute little bench.

There are a few things I appreciate about my friend Cierra. #1 is that she puts up with my endless chatter and constant changing of subjects. #2 she appreciates Gods beautiful creation and is also content to simply sit and watch the sunset with me. #3 Her love for Jesus and the fact that every time we hang out she or I( or often both of us) end up crying and I always leave refreshed on who God is and how beautiful his love for us is.

Last night, the general topic was change, and embracing Gods plan for our life. The sunset, cast shadows across the lake, which reflected the light throwing orange hues everywhere. It was so breathtaking. I can’t even begin to describe it. Peaceful yet powerful, still yet alive and blazing with color, gentle waves of color in stark contrast to flames dancing across the water all in front of the mountains peeking out from the clouds as the rays from the sun scattered from behind it. Really, God blows my away.

Even though the sunset faded into night, what He reminded me last night would leave an impact. Life is fleeting. Moments come and go, people come and go, and change is inevitable, like the sunset disappears into night, so every season of life comes to an end. You can try to pause life, to bottle up the good memories, to relive the days when you feel most alive. But it is as pointless and disappointing as trying to freeze a sunset. Yet, that is the true beauty in this life.

You have moments when you feel alive; you can feel your heart beating with a purpose. There are days when like the sunset, you feel a glow and excitement. You have memories, which are so perfect because you love the people in them and the way for a small moment your life feels like a movie, magical and unstoppable.

Yet then comes nighttime, and all of a sudden that wonderful cheery light from the sunset is drowned out by the enemies lies, the panic attacks and hurtful words.

Yet, isn’t the beauty of a sunset all that more beautiful when you have seen the darkest of nights? What is more mysterious and awe inspiring then seeing God break through your struggles, victorious as He paints a canvas of His love for you.

God reminded me, that no matter how much in life changes or how much I struggle-He is still good. Through every painful situation that has you crying on the floor out of desperation-He is there. He will just as surely pick you up and wipe your tears away as the sun will rise in the morning.

God is truly in everything, if you look for Him. You will see Him through the pain and fear. And just when you start thinking you can’t continue on, He will set the sky on fire, and the beauty of a simply sunset will bring you to tears in awe of the fact that Jesus loves you and that He takes the ashes and turns them into beauty.

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