“Heaven is a little closer in a home by the water” welcomes you to the back port overlooking the lake. I’ve spent the past two days enjoying and thanking God for the magnitude and blessing we are surrounded by. I’m still thankful and have the strength and energy to conquer the world when we return to reality tomorrow.
The opening quote for Chapter 6 of Ann VosKamp’s, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, this morning was my “Aha” moment of our entire retreat. Read Ann’s opening remarks…
“Every time you feel in God’s creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: “O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!” Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain
Wow…I continue to enjoy the beauty of His creation outside the vast walls of windows BUT now it is with a different level of appreciation, awe, and hope. If the birds and creatures are this graceful and beautiful in New York…then how beautiful must they be in heaven? If the water, greenery, and aromas surrounding me are so all-consuming powerful…then how much more so will eternity with God be? Oh my…I stand in awesome wonder. I pray you do to.
Lisa M Buske
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