On my way to Grant this morning I saw the most beautiful sunrise. The sky was very cloudy and I did not think I would be able to see the sunrise like I usually do. I was proved wrong :) The clouds could not hold back the sun and as it rose, shades of pink and orange seeped through. It really was a beautiful sight.
This time of year is by far my favorite. Those of you who know me well, know that I prefer cold and cloudy to hot and sunny. Everything is just so gorgeous in the fall. The vines outside my classroom window have transformed into a vibrant red, the sunflowers in the fields along highway 61 have lost their petals but the deep rust colored center remains. They have begun to bow their heads towards the ground...it sounds morbid, but it really is pretty. The grasses along the road have also changed into deep browns and reds and stretch on for miles. Our neck of the woods really has so much natural beauty...you'll have to see it to believe it....translation: come visit us! :)
All of the beauty I saw this morning reminds me of God's splendor and mysteriousness. I don't understand how and why God gives us these beautiful sights. We certainly don't deserve all the blessings we receive (I consider the beauty of nature one of His blessings)...yet He sends us these Kodak moments everyday...it really is mind boggling. But, I don't think I could hold as firm to Him and to the idea of Christianity if I completely understood Him.
Anyway, there's a bit of philosophy for your Thursday afternoon :) The kids are beginning to filter into the room now.....hope everyone is doing well....