june30-july1.12 monterey 016Watching the sunset at San Fransisco.

Genesis 1:1, 31
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And God saw every thing that he had made,
and, behold, it was very good. . . .

I’m about to tell you something you may find hard to believe.
You don’t have to agree with me,
but I’d like you to consider it with me.
Here it is.
If you were the only person on earth,
the earth would look exactly the same.
The Himalayas would still have their drama
and the Caribbean its charm.
The sun would still nestle behind the Rockies in the evenings
and spray light on the desert in the mornings.
If you were the sole pilgrim on this globe,
God would not diminish its beauty one degree.

Because He did it all for you.
And He’s waiting for you to discover His gift,
for your eyes to pop,
your heart to stop.
He’s waiting for the moment
between the dropping of the jaw and the leap of the heart.
For in that silence He whispers,
I did it just for you.

from Lucado Inspirational Reader, Max Lucado

John 1:1-3
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him;
and without him was not any thing made that was made.