There’s a lot to enjoy about living in North Dallas. There are endless possibilities for activities. New shops and restaurants pop up almost every day. Most of the people are friendly, and the traffic isn’t too bad …most of the time. With all this development, there has been a cost: finding nature. We settle for little pockets of “green belts.”
A few years ago, God grabbed my attention as I was rushing from place-to-place to get my kids where they needed to be. All I wanted to do was rest, but that wasn’t in the schedule. In the rush, I looked at all the concrete around me, new buildings going up, sold signs on the few patches of grass I could see, and brake lights everywhere. Then I looked up.
It was an incredible masterpiece painted on the sky. As the sun was setting, the entire sky was marvelously brushed with orange, purple, blue, and pink …and I notice something happening to me: I started to breathe. God used this moment to remind me of Colossians 3:1-3:
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
There is so much chaos in our world, and it’s easy to get swept away in it. But look up!
He’s here. He’s enough. He has us, and he has whatever is before us.
He’s beautiful. He’s yours, and you are his.
Take some time this week to breathe and enjoy the sunrise or sunset. As you do, let the Spirit speak Colossians 3:1-3 into your thoughts and massage the truth into your mind.