Jack is great about finding awesome things for me to read, see, or hear. I really believe he has a gift for playlists- matching the song to the moment. Or in this case, he matched the book for the memory. For Christmas, he gave me Steve DeWitt's book, Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God in Everything. It was absolutely perfect for my transportation into the winter wonderland that was our vacation. In the book, DeWitt writes: "Beauty boomerangs from God into created beauty, then through the senses and soul of the image-bearer, and finally back to God with praise and glory." He asserts that universe is filled with millions upon millions of refections of the glory of God. I didn't have to go to Colorado to see it. I can see it in the sparkle of Zeke's eyes. I can hear it in Johnny Cash playing on the turn table. I can feel it in Asher's hug. I can taste it in my mom's homemade bread. I can smell it in the mountain air. Every good and perfect gift is from Him. Everywhere we go, there are reflections of Him.
We are without excuse.
"For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." Romans 1:20