So today we’re driving through Kansas into Oklahoma. For people who grew up anywhere outside of this, the breadbasket, of our country-the landscape has quite a reputation. It is pretty flat. And pretty repetitive. It does not have the awesome grandeur of the Rocky Mountains that I (Carolyn) call “home.” It does not have the different moods of the ocean nor the diversity of a desert. And as we prepared for what we would consider a boring drive I started to think about creation. I remembered that all the landscapes we are driving through on our cross country adventure have been created by God. And as God has created the land to even testify of himself than there certainly are things worth noticing about this land. So we decided to find beauty in this landscape too. And surprisingly (to us) there were some very pretty parts-and it was not all flat! And I began to think of what this land-the consistent flatness and some rolling hills with soil that for hundreds of years has grown food for us to eat might declare about God’s character.
I realized that there are parts of who God is that I would rather skip or go around. There are parts that I do not know as well and do not understand and just plain don’t like. And yet, just like this part of the land serves a great purpose to our intentional creator who made it, the parts of God I don’t understand or even like also serve a purpose. So aside from a day full of laughter at very random things in very rural areas, and a day of singing to itunes as a family in sunshine so hot through the window we felt sunburnt, I saw God today. The funny thing was Ty and I were talking through a thought Charles Stanley wrote about Elijah and how when he was exhausted and overwhelmed at ministry God spoke not through the huge earthquake or mighty fire but through the gentle wind of a still small voice. Where did you see God today? We’d love to know!
Carolyn & (sometimes) Ty