i was just walking back upstairs into our office building. (NMSI's offices are the entire second floor of an office building and one large suite downstairs. we are able to rent out the other downstairs suites to various places, including a coffee/ten thousand villages shop, a hearing clinic, a church and others.) i took the stairs, since it's better for me and i can avoid our terrifying elevator. both of our stairwells have a large picture window high up on the second story. one of these windows is blocked by a tree, but the other one faces south towards the beautiful open sky.
i love looking through this window. the "picture" changes every time. sometimes it is clear crystal blue. other times it has pretty wispy clouds or dark, powerful clouds. other times the picture is deep blue and full of stars. i know that all i have to do is step outside and i can take in the view of the sky as a whole. but outside also comes with trees and power lines and traffic. inside the stairwell, i get a quiet beautiful glimpse of something glorious. a painting created by the most amazing creator.
and God knows that i'm limited. that sometime He must give me His glory in small, yet gorgeous bites. it's why He "never gives us more than we can handle." and somehow, looking through the picture window, i get a daily dose of how good God is and how much He cares for me to paint such a beautiful blue canvas for me to enjoy.