Saturday, April 25, 2009

Morning Sparkle

Grisedale, Cumbria

It was a cold October morning and I was in a hurry as I laced up my Zamberlan climbing boots. I wanted to make the most of my last day in the Lakeland hills. The storm clouds brooded overhead as I climbed up into Grisedale - not very promising! But as I levelled off into the valley, the clouds parted and shafts of crisp sunlight streaked from the craggy peaks. It was an exhilarating sight as the landscape came alive, just for me. It seemed like the sun was shining right into my heart and I felt refreshed and energised. I took photo after photo to capture that moment. I didn’t want to leave.

If we want to make the most of our day I find it’s vital to try and take time alone, long before the day dawns and make contact with God and allow the Son to warm our hearts. It’s different every time of course, but there’s always something fresh each morning, so we start the day energised and ahead of the world.

" new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:23


Dr. Will Hensel said...

Thanks, Jon. How we mortals long for connection, for relationship, for acceptance and inclusion. Moments like the one your words describe and your photograph portrays bring me out of my isolation and into a sense of living relationship with God. Paradoxical--that as you say, a sense of connection often emerges from a time of solitude.

Your grateful brother Will

Mike said...

Lovely photo! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I did in fact spend a retreat day there, with the Quiet Garden organisation :)

wayfarerjon said...

Thanks Mike. Yes, my wife and I have attended a Quiet Garden day locally,