Gods Beauty Around Us

sunset1My family has a way of telling me that I always seem to make friends no matter where I go. Today was one of those days.

With all my problems with my port a cath and them not being able to access it, I just needed to get a break from the house. Jessica, JJ and myself were already planning on going out for dinner. Of which we did do. On our way home, we were driving on the Redhills Parkway. It was right around 7 pm and there was the most beautiful sunset. I didn’t have my camera with me, so Jessica dropped me off at my house and then I drove back up to the top of the parkway that overlooks St. George. I was very happy I did that.

The Tobins from Illinois
The Tobins from Illinois

I got out of my car with my camera in hand. Many that knows me knows that I love to take pictures of the scenery. I have to say that St. George, Utah has some of the best scenery. So off I go and start snapping away. I always take more because I don’t know how they will turn out.

After a few minutes others started to join me. They were attracted by the sunset too. There was a couple that is visiting St. George and will be returning to Illinois tomorrow. We stood around and talked for about an hour and then they departed after giving me their email address to send a couple of the pictures I took of them.

sunset3There was even a point when God decided that some birds was needed. Out of nowhere there was a whole flock if you call them that of birds flying over head. I was able to get a few shots of them. They were just hanging out enjoying the sunset with all of us.

Right after this, there were three ladies sitting at the overlook. I asked them if they were visiting St. George and asked if I could take a picture of them looking out over the city. They were having a good old time. After my picture-taking of them, they explained to me that they were celebrating Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday. They were laughing and I couldn’t help but to laugh with them. I’m pretty sure good old Willie was smoking a joint today and drinking up a storm. And these funny ladies must have been joining in, just not in the same town, lol.

These ladies cracked me up. They were celebrating Willie Nelsons birthday, lol
These ladies cracked me up. They were celebrating Willie Nelsons birthday, lol

As I was thinking about the conversations of the night and the wonderful scenery around me, I couldn’t help but to feel blessed. We live in a beautiful city that for the most part has wonderful people. Everyday God gives me an opportunity to be grateful and to feel blessed. Some complain left and right about all the bad stuff going on. But as I look out over the city and listen to the laughter and joy around me, how can I not feel blessed.

One other thing that I thought was very sweet. As I arrived to the pull off over the city and started taking my pictures. Not far from me was this couple. I was trying not to eavesdrop, but it was hard. See, earlier in the day, I was listening to a video about a flash mob that helped a guy propose to his sweet heart. And tonight there was a guy that had a piece of paper in his hand and reading it to this sweet lady. He was telling her how much he loved her and wanted her to marry him. It was an awe moment for sure.

City of St. George. This was taken at the lookout on the parkway
City of St. George. This was taken at the lookout on the parkway

Even though my day had its bad moments, it also had many more good moments. You see, when we have Christ in our lives, we don’t have to worry about the bad things going on or IV lines not working. That’s because Christ has the best line that provides us with everything and everyone we need and more. Even though I haven’t been able to get to sleep and it is now 4:35 am as I type this out. I can still be grateful for all that God has given me. I met some wonderful people who I never would have met if it wasn’t for a gorgeous sunset with rays of sunshine poking through.

The next time you are driving around and have some extra time. Take some of that time to stop and look around you. You never know who you may meet or what God has in store for you.

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