What a day that will be, when my Jesus I shall see.

When I look upon His face, the one who saved me by His grace.

Then He’ll take me by the hand, and lead me through the promised land.

What a day, glorious day that will be.

The verses from this old hymn popped into my head as I drove home from a basketball game late one night. This seems to be much of my life – ballgames, tennis matches and long drives. The moon was out, striking and bright. And there was a multitude of tiny feathery clouds floating over and around it. It made me think of an army of angels gathered around the Father. I tried to take a picture while driving but that became almost disastrous, so I decided it best to pull over and capture the moment.

Moments. I am learning to enjoy moments like these again. It seems I’d lost my way over time, forgetting to enjoy the little things life has to offer. Instead, I allowed the stress of situations around me to consume my mind and thoughts. Although many times I’d asked Jesus to speak to me and show me his presence, I would often miss it. That night, God showed up and I worshipped him in song, enjoying the brilliance of the moonlit sky above me.

E. B. White (American essayist and author of Charlotte’s Web) penned these words that carry a similar theme. “Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

No matter the season or difficulty, don’t miss your moments. Take time to slow down and enjoy them so you don’t miss the presence of wonder and the beauty of this life.

Look for them in every circumstance or conversation. Look for them in nature around you and in every aspect of your day. They can be found in the form of a smile or a kind word. They can be evident through the gentle nudging of a friend. Or through the brilliance of the sunset at the end of the day. They can even present themselves in a moonlight night on a dark road headed home.


The heavens declare the glory of God;
 the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1

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 40:26