This is one of a growing number of big cities that I have white knuckled my way through.
Despite my worry over this one, driving through Chicago was nothing like driving through New York. So while I would like to say it was a piece of cake, I'm not going to go that far.
Let's just say it was a moon pie.....yup! Chicago was a moon pie.
I had alot of time to just relax and look around and was struck by the many ways God was romancing me.
From the patchwork hills and sparkling little streams to the neatly arranged little farmhouses with fields of grazing cows and horses, I was being given a visual gift by a God who knows what delights me. Little white churches with tall steeples, big red barns behind white picket fences, three small calves scampering behind lazy momma cows put smiles on my face.
We crossed the Mississippi River and made our way into Minnesota.
Minnesota greated us with a beautiful scenic drive and then took us through many rural miles of fields ready for planting.
God was sending me little post cards to enjoy along the way.
It took alot of will power for me to not pull over and photograph each scene. For the first hour or two I fretted over losing all of these picture perfect opportunities, but then I realized that He was teaching me that this gift was mine to enjoy just for that very moment and was not meant for me to control with my lens. I'm not sure that you can understand the impact of that unless you are a photographer. God wanted me to just rest in his gift. That's it. No work on my part.
God was whistpering, "I love you" and "Look how special you are to me" with what he was putting before my eyes. That is what he wanted me to get from it...not a perfect print to frame on my wall.
He knows exactly what I like to see and I felt like each blessing of nature was a gift from Him during the long trip through what could also be described as extreemly uneventful scenery.
He also knows exactly what you like to see and what delights your eyes. I want to encourage you to look for his postcards to you today. In what ways is He telling you how much He loves you?