I Stand Amazed

Every morning just before sunrise, I go to the window to see how God might paint the sky that day.

If there are clouds and a hint of a glow, then I grab my tripod, my Nikon camera, and I head out to my favorite desert place to capture images – watch God at work.

There are some who may think that a beautiful sunrise is just something that happens. I believe God’s Word. God’s creation speaks to us about God. The design we see speaks of the Designer. “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1).

God says this to us —

“To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Isaiah 40:25-26 NIV

God invites us to look up at His creation. And when I go out in the desert at sunrise and watch Him paint the sky with color and beauty, I stand amazed in His Presence. And sometimes it is just so beautiful, that I stop and give Him a standing ovation, and tell Him I love Him.

I think of the words of that wonderful hymn “I Stand Amazed” —

I stand amazed in the presence
Of Jesus the Nazarene,
And wonder how He could love me,
A sinner, condemned, unclean.

O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
O how marvelous! O how wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

When with the ransomed in glory
His face I at last shall see,
’Twill be my joy through the ages
To sing of His love for me.

I Stand Amazed by Charles H. Gabriel

So the next time you see something beautiful that speaks of the touch of the Master’s hand, will you stop and praise His holy name?

Stand amazed, dear friend, in the presence of your Lord.

Lord, today we stand amazed in Your matchless presence. And we give You a standing ovation for Your great and glorious works. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


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Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens.
Isaiah 40:26 NIV

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  • Title: Amazed In His Presence
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  • Description: Pink hues in the clouds at sunrise in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 02/03/17
  • Camera: Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-120mm, FL 32mm, ISO 100, f/11, 0.4sec.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk Photo Shoot in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Nik Software, RadLab Software.
  • Copyright ©2018 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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