Today’s Morning Thought is coming from my front porch. For Linda and me, this is one of our most favorite spots.
We live in the middle of 20 acres around 400-feet off of a Farm-to-Market road. If four cars drove by at one time I would consider that rush hour!
We have three neighbors but none live right next to us – all are across the road.
There are tall pines dotting our acreage and many more pines and hardwoods all around us.
Deer often amble across our pasture and birds abound all around.
Even as I write this a Summer Tanager is on a wrought iron gate happily singing away, even before the sun is up.
A bluebird in the mimosa tree to my left sings his own melody.
It will take a bit longer for the Purple Martin’s to stir and start another day of feeding their young.
Dove, crows, bluejay’s mockingbirds, cardinals, and sparrows all add to the mix.
Slowly the sun will peek over the edge of the trees and the day will lie before us.
Being surrounded by so much of God’s creation it’s very easy to sit and just think and meditate on God’s word.
In the evening it is not unusual for us to sit on the front porch for two or three hours. Many times I like to put my chair far out in the front yard and just stare up at the sky watching puffy clouds float by or a bird soaring high overhead. I’ll often sit there until the sun sinks below the trees once again and the first twinkle of the stars appears.
I am reminded of Ps 19:1-6.
The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
and their words to all the world.
God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.
It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding.
It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.
The sun rises at one end of the heavens
and follows its course to the other end.
Nothing can hide from its heat.