Fog. No trees. No sky. No birds. Just gray and white blanketing the earth. No sense in sitting outside; nothing to see. Nothing to enjoy, to take in, to wonder at.
I retreat. Head back inside. Inside where there is no wonder. No surprises; just the comfort of the known.
As I sit engaged in my familiar surroundings, I am unaware of the drama that is preparing to unfold right outside the door. Wrapped up in the cozy quilt of my world, I miss what is happening beyond.
Then, something nudges me, prompting me to get out of my easy chair and see. The blanket is being pulled back; revealing the majesty of the mountains. Exposing the creation and the glory it shouts to the Maker. “Come out and watch!” it calls to me. “Be a part of the play as it begins.”
I leave my comfort and step out into the scene. The curtain is still being drawn back and the opening music has struck it’s first cord; birds singing their tune of praise. Crickets narrate the details of the first scene as a crow glides onto the stage.
It is then that I become aware. I have a choice. I can choose to be a spectator; watching His glory or I can be a part of His glory. He has no try-outs; makes no cuts. He gives a “come-all” audtion. The choice is mine. Yes, there will be lines to learn, directions to take, but there is also the glory to partake in. The honor that goes with being a part of His production. I no longer want to sit back in my comfort. Being a spectator of this glory is not enough for me; I want a role. My heart longs to be a part of His story, sharing His heart with the universal audience.
Saying “yes”, I can’t see all that lays ahead; just as the fog continues to cover much of the landscape. But as I begin my role, the fog continues sweeping back and His wonder revealed farther than my eye can see.
Even when I am not in the mountains, my heart and eyes can see and feel it; the peace and quiet they bring. I hope for you, this weekend, whether you are close to mountains or far, far away, I pray that God’s peace and His gentle pulling will be felt in your heart and you will say “yes” to being a part of His glory.
Happy Friday my friend,
P.S. I took this picture this spring in Acadia National Park on a trip with my daughter. Pictures have a way of bringing back very special memories!