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We bought the house because of a window.
We were worn out from looking, and the sun was setting on the real estate market before another Minnesota winter. The pictures online were poor enough that I didn’t want to drive even two short miles to see it. But my wife prevailed, and we went.
Door - Attention - Room - Feet - Feet
When you walk in our front door, it grabs your attention from across the room. Four feet tall and five feet long, framing five massive trees in our backyard, each fifty feet tall. We hadn’t even seen a bedroom or a bathroom yet, but we were sold. When we looked out that big, beautiful window, we saw a bigger, more beautiful God. Seeing so much of him made our house feel like home even before we moved in.
The white trim around our window frames one big and beautiful cry: What must God be like!
Sky - Blue - Trees - Tall - Birds
If the sky can be this blue, and trees can grow this tall, and tiny birds can display this much color, how big and powerful and creative and satisfying must God be! Piper continues, “The message of creation is this: there is a great God of glory and power and generosity behind all this awesome universe; you belong to him; he is patient with you in sustaining your rebellious life; turn and bank your hope on him and delight yourself in him, not his handiwork.”
How desperately we need to hear that message in the midst of the stresses and challenges of everyday life. And yet we do not hear it if we do not slow down and look. Where do you see or hear or smell or taste or feel creation hinting at the glory of God?
Months - Water - Heater - Thirty - Gallons
Six months after we moved in, the water heater gave out and dumped thirty gallons into our basement. Just...
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