Missing the Glory

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 is the Founder and CEO of Munyay, which creates coaching tools to help you love your life and work. He's also the Vice President of Human Resources for EnergyCAP, Inc. and is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, a Certified Professional Life Coach, and a Certified Gallup Strengths Coach. Chris enjoys coaching people, writing, and speaking on the topics of engagement, coaching, and strengths. He blogs often at www.Munyay.com/blog.

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