Missing the Glory

Chris Heinz —  April 22, 2011 — Leave a comment

So I’m pumping gas into my thirsty car. I insert the nozzle, push the handle lock on, then stand back as my car drinks. I have a few free moments to myself. I reach my hand into my pocket to get my phone. I want to check my email.

I turn my head as I pull the phone out, and I see the most brilliant sky. Sun is peaking from behind clouds, their edges illuminated with bursting shine.

sun through clouds

This is a scene to behold. I lose my breath, it is taken away. Suddenly I’m not interested in words on my phone, so I watch. As my car drinks, so do I. And something within me is restored.

Soon the little tank is full and the moment is over. I remove the nozzle, twist the gas cap on, and leave. I go back to work and check my email. The fluorescent lights beam artificial light. There are no clouds, no brilliance. The moment is over.

Psalm 19.1-2 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.”

I almost missed the glory, the very Word, filling up my thirsty soul. May I not miss it the next time.

Chris Heinz

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I envision people thriving as wellsprings with abundant supply in their workplaces, families, and communities. I'm a husband and father of three from Boalsburg, PA. I'm also the Vice President, Human Resources for EnergyCAP, Inc. In addition, I'm a leadership and life coach. i wrote the book, "Made To Pray," a guide to help you find your best prayer types.

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