Glory of God

imageThe glory of the God shimmers all around us. Do we have eyes to see it? This time of year colours catch the eye every other second. My social worker had asked me if I had noticed a heightened awareness to beauty and at the time I had said no. More recently though, I find a twinge of sadness when I see something that makes my heart sing. I wonder if this is my last spring and if this is the last time I will see such exquisiteness here on earth. The smell of these trees is glorious too. What will heaven be like in comparison?

I sometimes hear a giant invisible clock ticking lately. Four months have passed since I was given my prognosis. I know that doctors cannot really predict how much time I have left…that they can only give a best guess. They do not factor in the millions of prayers that have been lifted. I still do not completely understand how that works either. What makes the prayers lifted for me successful but not for other, equally loved people? Does it even matter that people love me? Should not every person have God’s attention?

I could get distracted by all these existential questions or I could simply revel in the gift of each day and look for God in all things. The glory of God is all around me. If this is the last time I am blessed by beautiful blossoms bedazzling the eyes, then let me celebrate these buds now. Let them fill my heart with joy and my soul with delight.



Reflection Questions

What shimmers with the glory of God for you?

Are you living in the joy of now?


Glorious God, Generous Giver, bedazzle me in every moment. Open my eyes wide and my heart wider. Grateful, ever grateful, am I. Amen.

About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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4 Responses to Glory of God

  1. Karen Wheadon says:

    Beautiful post Suzanne. Never saw a tree so heavily Laced with blossoms and such a beautiful rose color. Did our first hike today down the Burnt Woods Trail, a beautiful day with a beautiful iceberg close to the coastline, such a bright white structure against the blue ocean. It was shimmering today in all its glory. Still feeling the jet lag, but good to do first walk. We also now ha be running water again, so no more going to the pond:) So important we don’t take these moments of beauty for granted.

    Love, Karen Have a nice day💜

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Monica says:

    This tree is so beautiful and so bursting with life. It’s true it seems that as we ponder our own limited days, we are more aware of the beauty of life around us. I love how you twice use the word “bedazzle” in this reflection 🙂 Wishing you all the best.

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