Friday, March 9, 2012

Sunrise from the median...

The sunrise was magnificent yesterday morning as I sat in my patrol car parked in the median. I took this photo while in the median of I-94 near the 12 mile marker. (I took a similar photo of a sunset several months ago, that photo recently was put on the cover of the Trooper magazine.) In case you're wondering, the item in the photo is the hood ornament on my patrol car.

It is good not to waste such moments. All creation displays the glory of God, as He has designed it to do so. While walking (and working) "in the valley of the shadow of death" it is nothing short of majestic to enjoy the varied displays of God's glory, which He makes of Himself in order that we may know Him more and enjoy Him more. That His light does so shine here is but a taste of the glories we will experience when we are eternally encompassed with His glory, as we live in His presence, enjoying Him and glorifying Him forever.

Again I am reminded of the famous catechism statement:
The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

Or as Piper put it:
The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever.

Both of these statements have proved powerful in relaying truth to the inmates at the jail recently.

(Originally published on 03-18-2008)


mwh said...

Pretty cool picture!

Sunrises are one of the best paintings of God's creative glory.

Amanda said...

It was beautiful, wasn't it?

I was blessed to be able to see it yesterday, too.

John said...

Very good post.