"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

Finding Beauty in the Fire

A few weeks ago, a couple wildfires started just east of LA and soon after we had some of the most incredible sunsets. Last Monday James and I were driving home and the sky was brightest blue I had ever seen, splashed with brilliant shades of orange and pink. We were sad that we didn’t have a camera with us and decided to go to the beach the next night to see if there might be a repeat. The colors weren’t quite as amazing, but it was still very pretty!  


It got me thinking. Although wildfires are scary and often out of control, they do create some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen.  God does the very same thing during the “wildfires” of our own lives. Life has times of difficulty, that is for sure. But if you let Him, He can still create something beautiful even in the hardest of times.  You might not see it right away, and it may not take away the pain, but it can bring comfort and beauty (and sometimes even purpose) where there wasn’t any before.  I think that is pretty great. 🙂



2 responses

  1. Beautiful pictures Toni!

    August 10, 2010 at 8:08 am

  2. Thanks Claire!

    August 15, 2010 at 3:52 pm

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