|view of the Rocky Mountains from my dining room window|
As we drove through Kansas a few days ago, on our way home from a wonderful visit with all of our children, an odd haze covered all of the sky.
That haze stayed with us well over 400 miles and was hanging over our house when we pulled into the driveway. It wasn't until we watched the local TV evening news that we learned the haze was smoke from fires burning in Idaho, Montana, and Canada and drifting our way.
|smoke nearly obscured a hill less than 2 miles away|
The smoke was so thick that we couldn't see much past our own neighborhood. Normally, we are very blessed to have views of the mountains nearly every day, so when anything obscures that sight, it is disappointing.
We had rain Thursday night. On Friday morning we awoke to clear blue skies and the mountains were once again revealed. The rain had washed the atmosphere (and maybe the wind had changed directions).
This little story reminds me of how our Lord uses scripture to enable us to clearly see truth. Oh, how we need to remember and apply this verse!
Open my eyes to see
the wonderful truths in your instructions.
Psalm 119:18 New Living Translation
|the view from our front porch on Friday morning|
There is a dear hymn that expands on this thought: