6:36 AM

water droplets on grass / rejoicing hillsdewy grasses / rejoicing hillsdroplets on grass / rejoicing hillsThis is only a tiny slice of the beauty of this morning.

No camera can capture the feel of cool morning dew on bare feet, or the warmth of the rising sun on my face as it burnt through the swirling mists on the lake.

You can’t know that sky high over my head was patterned with a magnificent rippling pattern of cirrocumulus clouds, all shining and white.

Perhaps a video recording might capture the liquid trilling flute of red-winged blackbirds, the trumpeting of many swans and the distant drumming of a grouse that blended in symphonic harmony all around me—but I doubt it would do it justice.

If you looked very closely, you might be able to tell that there is a miniature scene inside every single one of those water droplets, that, if magnified, would be a sparkling world of a thousand blades of grass strung with more pearls of dew with a million more worlds inside.

These pictures are a lovely glimpse of this moment in time, 6:36 AM—but there was so much more.

water droplet on grass / rejoicing hillsThat’s kind of how it is with heaven.  We read about streets of gold and robes of white and singing praises around the throne of God, but they are all only glimpses into wonders that we can’t even imagine.  Lovely glimpses, yes—but there will be so much more.  I can hardly wait!

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully…”  (1 Corinthians 13:12)

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