unexpected beauty

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I don't usually head out for a trip on the New York State Thruway with the goal of soaking up the beauty of upstate. It's pretty much just the quickest way to get from point A to point B, and you're fighting for space with rude truck drivers and construction vehicles.

So tonight was a delight as I headed East and caught sight of the palest of pale gigantic moons just rising over the golden-tinged tree tops. I actually gasped at the surprise of it when I came around the bend. I drove for a stretch with the moon rising before me and the sun setting in my rear-view mirror, being reminded of the phrase "Thou hast beset me behind and before" that the psalmist uses to talk about the all-encompassing knowledge of the Lord. He has put His beauty and the knowledge of Him as Creator all over the place.

No, I don't have a picture of it, but it's burned on my heart. The beauty of the Creator, so freely given. A new display day after day.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Upstate NY is beautiful, although somehow it seems like a lot of people don't even know it's there.