Have you ever just found yourself in a beautiful place? Tonight I drove until the road dead-ended into the Tennessee River. Tonight, I found myself in a beautiful place.
If you notice at the top of this blog post I attached a panorama shot taken from where I sat tonight. To the east of me (on the left side of the photo), a rainbow sprouted out of a storm cloud, and to the west, the golden sun slowly sank below the horizon. Relaxing there in the cool evening air, I found myself surrounded by beauty everywhere I looked.
As I sat there taking pictures and soaking in the beauty of the moment, it occurred to me. Where I sat was very symbolic of my life at this point in time. Let me explain. The past year and a half were a very hard time in my life. The plans I had for my life were overturned and I suddenly found myself very unsure of anything. What was God’s will for my life? Why was this happening to me? Why did everything I loved have to go away? It seemed that all I could see was the rain and the wind.