August 19, 2011 // Posted by Brad Hoffmann // 4 Comments
I’m at the dining room table surrounded by cardboard boxes. Jo and the kids are at a last rehearsal for the Amazing Grace Race. This will be my last night to sit at this table in this room. As I gaze across the front yard, my eyes are drawn to the sky and I’m captivated by sunset beauty. The expanse of the western sky is a glowing orange shaded in lighter and darker tints. It is majestic. I’m thanking God for allowing me to witness its beauty. Then I am reminded, each day the Lord lifts and sets the sun. It is because of Him I exist. The breath I breathe is the breath He gives. He created, knows, loves, cares, feeds, directs, and redeemed me. He knows me and by grace through faith I know Him. It is all because of Him. He deserves praise from this life. I must give Him glory, praise, and honor. I was reminded of this song – Glory in the Highest. Take a moment to listen and sing along with Chris Tomlin. If you’re alone, belt it out! Jesus deserves your praise. There’s no one quite like Him. Declare His glory right now. Tell Him, love Him, and worship Him. I love you Jesus – thank you for this life and for this hope that is to come.