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It was just after 5 o’clock and I was changing yet another nappy.
Any parent who has had a baby in the house would know that this is not a remarkable experience. In fact, I think this was the fifth or sixth one I had done already that day.
No one rushes to change a nappy. We are not all sitting around waiting for a dirty nappy just so we can change it. It is just one of those things you have to do multiple times each day in caring for your child.
As I stood at the change table (again!) I happened to glance out the window. The sun was starting to set and there was a golden glow outside. The bright red branches of my Japanese Maple tree, which had been stripped bare of any leaves by Autumn’s greed, were shining in the reflected light. The yellow wattle on a gum tree a little further back glistened brightly in the setting sun.
Photographers call this time of day “God’s hour” and I can see why. With the sun setting in a clear sky, it’s glow had spread across the Earth and even the most simple plants seemed to come to life.
What started out as a very mundane task suddenly became quite a spiritual moment. As I looked outside I marvelled at God’s beautiful creation. How blessed I was that, in the midst of a normal day, I could experience such majesty.
God’s beauty is all around us. Sometimes we just need to stop and look to notice His presence.
Where have you seen God’s majesty today?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.