Tuesday, August 24, 2010

One-Upping Chris Tomlin

Our family has had an incredible week so far. We are in Sandestin, Florida enjoying each other’s company, some unbelievably beautiful scenery and some great weather.

The week started out when we heard on the radio about a couple of free concerts on the beach in nearby Panama City Beach. So, on Saturday night we found ourselves on the beach listening to Chris Tomlin, one of our favorite artists. Sunday night was Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith.

The incredible thing about this is that both nights we drove the 40 minutes to Panama City Beach in the rain and the forecast was not looking promising. Also, each day was incredibly hot (I know...Florida in August, go figure!). Right before each concert was to begin, the rain stopped and we enjoyed perfect evenings. Not only was there no rain, but it remained cloudy which lowered the temperature to a very comfortable level--it was absolutely perfect!

On Saturday, right as the Chris Tomlin concert was ending (which was amazing by the way!), the clouds parted and we witnessed perhaps the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen (see above picture of my kids). My daughter Molly summed it up perfectly when she said, “I think God just one-upped Chris Tomlin!"

“Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom”
Chris Tomlin from his song Indescribable

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