Daily Inspiration, June 12, 2012

“The heavens are Yours and Yours also the earth; You founded the world and all that is in it.” Psalm 89:11

I’ve traveled by train through America’s rural heartland and marveled at how the landscape changes from green to amber fields. I watched farmers tend to crops and waved back at their smiling children as they ran alongside the tracks, excited by a daily occurrence that had not yet become tiresome and commonplace.

I’ve traveled by plane across America. I am always struck by the beauty of the heavens as we slice through the blue sky and fluffy clouds. I am further amazed by the sun’s brilliant red, yellow and orange hues whenever we ascend higher to avoid turbulence. This is a peaceful world, and I respect its majesty.

I’ve traveled by ship across the deep blue waters of the Caribbean. I enjoyed the dolphins and flying fish vying for my attention. When we docked, I found shade under towering fruit and spice trees and enjoyed the hospitality of locals who were kind and tolerant to tourists unaccustomed to such sights as white sandy beaches and lush green forests.

Finally, I have traveled by car. Admittedly, I have been less than thrilled by the traffic, exhaust and congestion. But I have been touched by lovers stealing kisses at a red light, a young man ensuring an older woman safely crosses an intersection and friends and families laughing with one another in the cars next to me.

Yes, there is a lot of wrong going on the world, but there is also a lot of right. I guess it’s all in the way you choose to view it.

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