January 25th 2012
Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.
For the past couple of months, I have frequently driven to a nearby location where I can view the sunset. Awe-inspiring … breathtaking … beautiful beyond words … are feeble attempts at describing the loveliness displayed. Looking up, the sky becomes God’s cathedral enfolding our planet … the indigo, white, rose pink, and gray clouds are transformed into heavenly stained glass windows, shimmering in the light of the Sun. Looking up, I am aware of our planet nestled within a universe of planets, stars, and Suns. Looking up, I pray the Lord’s Prayer for our planet.
On the other hand, I observe drivers speeding past a lovely sunset … people walking along the roadside … church members parking their cars nearby and going inside … few, if any, look up long enough to behold the heavenly vision surrounding them. All are engrossed in the tasks at hand … tasks that seem, to us, to be vital to our earth plane lives. Yet, these very tasks tend to separate us from the much more comprehensive drama of God’s unfolding plan for our planet.… Read the rest