Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sunrise over the Village

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This morning was a great one, I woke up at 5:30, took the bandages off my new tattoos, showered and got ready for work...nothing really any different from any other day except it was still dark outside. I decided to head into The Bucks, and get my sugar-free, fat-free ,cinnimon dolce latte, no whip, with foam, one Splenda, please. I ordered it hot today because it was early and still cool outside. I got to work and did all of the"first in the shop" routine, you know,the usual... lights, irons, action!!! I had a busy day planned starting with a beautiful girl coming in to let me play with her hair for her bridal portraits, so I was really excited...but I like to get everywhere early so I had about 30 minutes to just relax and sip my wonderful cup of sweet encouragent, my liquid energy, mmm... I took a glance toward the door and I saw the most amazing morning sky...pinks and purples and blues...if you saw it, you know what I am talking about. I went outside for a better view, I couldn't look at that sky and not think of God. I looked at it and had several thoughts, first I thought, "I wish that gas station wasn't in the way"...then I thought " I bet if I got higher up than the gas station that would be an amazing view" so I went up to the second level of the complex where my salon is, it is kind of like a balcony...coffee in hand...and I just stood there...in awe of Him and His amazing handy work. I sipped that marvelous cup of coffee, looked at the art that He painted for His glory and my viewing pleasure, and for the first time in a while, I prayed to Him outloud, for more than 30 seconds over dinner. Just Him and I. I thanked Him for the coolness of the morning and for His display and for keeping the earth just far enough away from the sun as to not to kill us, but close enough to warm us, I thanked Him for my coffee and the person who got up early to make it, I prayed about many things and I prayed for healing for Wanda... and it was during that prayer, I was filled with this overwhelming sense of Love. It was at the exact same time as the sun was just breaking the horizon...as beautiful as that was, I knew that it was NOTHING compared to His love for us, for Wanda... I knew at that moment He is going to take care of her. I felt peace. I kept thinking of how great it will be when we are in the presence of Something so beautiful, that this surise will look like a childs drawing in comparison.... It really was a beautiful way to start my day. I will be getting up early more often just to have that intimate time with my Father. I may take a chair with me next time to watch the sunrise over the Village.

13 comments:

The Waters Family said...

So beautifully articulated-- Felt like I could gaze at that sunrise with you-(wish I could :)-- I know that feeling you describe-- a marvelous warmth full of peace. Hope you have many more beautiful moments watching the sunrise with your Father. --

ericka said...

This is my favorite post of yours yet... so well articulated, just like Deb said... sounds like you had a wonderful morning w/ the Lord :)

Did you take that picture???

Lisa Allen said...

Nope photobucket...it is pretty close to the actual sunrise this morning...

Jonathan, Andrea and Luke said...

Hi, ummm, I finished reading your post just now. I really did get to the gas station remark. But, you asked what was my favorite part and I answered.
But, now that I've finished it..I think I might say Wanda's part. Honey..that is just too glorious for words. Wanda's gonna cry.
Thank you honey.
Love your post.
P.S. Didn't you love my comeback that I think we've gotten past this in our friendship of testing?
I thought that was brilliant and personally and I think you fell for it.
(laughing really loud here)
Love you--A

Lisa Allen said...

Deep in my heart I knew you hadn't read it, but your comeback was good and your response made me feel guilty for even questioning you... But remember that I know how fast read everyones blog likeitwaswordwithnobreaksorspaceoremphasisatall, but YOU read YOURS with ALL kinds OF emphasis AND pauses.SO I just THOUGHT that YOU breezed THROUGH it...I think testing may still be a good idea from time to time.

ericka said...

LOL both of you!

Lisa I TOTALLY agree ABOUT Andrea's posts... I THINK she does THIS so people do not read through it THE WAY YOU SAID... whereitisallonewordandbythewayidosamething.

HEHE.

Jonathan, Andrea and Luke said...

I have zero clue what your both talking about? And no...I'm not kidding? What are you talking about?

Lisa Allen said...

A,Do you not remember the day I was sitting right there and you were reading a blog super fast, like proofing it...like skimming it???and I said "do you read mine like that?"...Well, you do that...except when reading back to me something you have written...when you do that.. it is FULL of long pauses and emphasis and you even turn and look at some points and say "got it?"...it is just funny thats all.

Jonathan, Andrea and Luke said...

Lies....all lies.

Lisa Allen said...

I speak truth woman.

Bex said...

beautiful!

Kristen said...

Lisa, that was beautiful!

April Williams said...

i love this pic. this is so peaceful and yes, does make you only but think of God.