Sunday, June 28, 2009

For the Beauty of the Earth...

For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.

After a mighty rainstorm Friday evening, we looked out to notice a rainbow. As we walked outside to a freshly cleansed yard and got a better look, we seriously watched as the partial rainbow became an absolutely gorgeous full one. The colors were brilliant, with the sun shining through the clouds, just above the beautiful green leaf-filled trees, with our amazing American flag sitting motionless in the mix, the sight was enough to leave me speechless, and in awe of the beauty our Heavenly Father has given us. It's these little moments that last but a few minutes, that make me realize how precious life is, and how truly blessed we are. To me it was like a little smile from my Heavenly Father gently, but with great force, reminding me how much he loves me, and all his children.
Think of All the beauty still left around you and be happy.
~Anne Frank

14 comments:

Amy said...

Good Sunday Tanielle,

I have something for you on my blog today. :)

Vivienne said...

Amazing!

kylee k said...

That is Beautiful!

shortmama said...

That picture is gorgeous!

Xazmin said...

I LOVE that you got a picture...this rainbow WAS amazing!

I love this picture...I'm stealing it!

Joy For Your Journey said...

What an incredible picture!! What a blessing to have been able to capture it.

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Ah, beautiful. God is apparent in everything!

~Becca

tammy dixon said...

What an incredible picture! Truly breath taking!

Jessica said...

Beautiful! Your blog is SO cute!

MiMi said...

That is gorgeous! Once in a lifetime and you got a great picture to boot!
macey

Amber said...

That is one of my all-time favorite hymns! Thanks for sharing the beautiful picture as well! :)

Small House said...

BEAUTIFUL! And I LOVE that saying. That quote actually hangs in my hallway with a picture of someone very special.

Thanks for sharing this post.
Sandra

Kasey Hunt said...

I love rainbows. So beautiful.

Shawn said...

I have the chills!