All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen—Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mountains glow with vibrance in the late spring sun. Snow melts sending cascades down the mountains to the valleys and river below. Every stream shouts and declares its life.
My daughter arrives fresh from a walk by the stream, her face beams with the radiance of the brisk temperature. My son clamors into the van eager to find another eddy to explore.
In the valley an uncharacteristic traffic jam holds up progress. In actuality it is an elk photo op jam. At least 15 elk grazed in the valley seemingly oblivious to their star status as the paparazzi snapped photo after photo. Learning from the veterans, our cameras seemed to take a life of their own clicking away.
The next day is a celebration of the start of a union for two in love with life and God, head over heels to explore new beginnings. I look at my husband of 34 years. We know it won’t be easy. There will be hard times. That’s what going through life together is all about.
What will tomorrow bring? A whirlwind that sweeps everything away in one breath of nature? Disease that ravages a family member and sends them to their home above? Financial ruin? Agony?
A baby’s fresh smile? A toddler’s laugh? A new day dawning with fresh desires and expectations? Life brimming to the full, overflowing with ideas, desires, dreams, hopes, goals?
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands… In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.”* That is all the evidence we need to trust the Creator. We cannot see tomorrow, but we can see evidence of a grand design, a planned creation.
Tomorrow belongs to each person who decides they will not only survive but rise above difficulties to the destiny the Creator made for them.
Today, I will cooperate with Him who Created me. I will celebrate Him. I will trust Him.
*Psalms 19 (NIV)