Eight friends and I journeyed up to South Lake Tahoe, last weekend, and we were welcomed with a gorgeous white blanket that covered the California and Nevada mountain range. And, even though most of the snow dumped on the Heavenly ski resort the weekend prior, we were still blessed with great snowboarding conditions that did justice to the resort’s name.
Yes, our weekend was heavenly.
We stopped, during one of our runs to take a picture and capture the celebratory weekend (we were there to celebrate my best friend’s upcoming commitment to marriage-hood), and I couldn’t help but pause to soak in the breath-taking alpine. After the picture was snapped, and as we began our way down the mountain, I also couldn’t help but think about the artistic genius that is God.
As a writer, I’m always searching for inspiration to keep the wheels of my creative cog going. There are seasons where I pump out material left and right, but there are also seasons where nothing seems to flow. It always amazes me to think that all God had, in the beginning, was His words.
He spoke and life came to be. He whispered and the stars materialized. He shouted and the oceans were filled.
He looked at the empty mass and told the Tahoe mountain range to peak.
God, the ultimate artist, recited a sonnet, breathed into the earth and we came to life.
It’s in this context—in a committed relationship with our Creator—that we, too, can become artists who bring life to those who, perhaps, are staring up at a heart crushing summit. As we embrace God’s creative caress on our lives, we can more easily extend our hands to those searching for life’s cascading beauty.
When we realize that God unconditionally loves us, we can begin to love others more deeply.
How about you? How are you showing God’s love to others or how have you experienced God’s love in a remarkable way?