Friday, April 11, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Paint

It is time for Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo and her blogging community. We write for just five minutes. The writing prompt this week is "paint." 

Red and Green Northern Lights
 Photo Credit: Greg Clark
The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
    It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
    like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
 It rises at one end of the heavens
    and makes its circuit to the other;
    nothing is deprived of its warmth.
 Psalm 19:1-6

For seven years I had the privilege of living in Alaska, a grand a beautiful state. I was continually delighted by the splendor of creation and seeing God’s handiwork on display.

The mountains were majestic and ruggedly beautiful. They were rough in the summer months and softened by snow in the winter. The tallest mountains were always covered in snowcaps, a continual reminder of their impressive height and God’s impressive handiwork.

Sunsets were amazing in Alaska. The warm glow across the sky would cast a pink paint across the snow covered mountains. I took pictures of these glowing pink mountains, but my pictures could never do justice to their beauty.

Always impressive and magnificent were the Northern Lights. God painted across the dark, night canvas brilliant colors that danced and swayed. It was impossible to not stand in awe of God’s power and creativity in creation. Truly, “the heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands” (Psalm 19:1).

Photo Credit: Image Editor


  1. Oh I am SO HAPPY that you played along... and painted this post with words! (Did you see what I did there?) And oh - those Northern Lights... my girlie - who is not a fan of travel somehow - that is on her list! We need to get to Alaska (closest to us) and see how He paints the sky like that!

  2. My husband's family is from Alaska and I have always been amazed at the beauty it hold. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  3. It is truly beautiful! So many amazing sights in Alaska.

  4. Thanks for all the encouragement! I'm happy to have found such a friendly community in the Five Minute Friday crowd. I hope you have the opportunity to go to Alaska someday. It is an amazing place!

  5. What beautiful photos--I spent a summer working in Alaska, but alas I think it was the wrong time of year for Northern Lights :). I did see them once in Bozeman, MT. I love how God paints everything (including our lives) with beauty. Ps. 19 has always been one of my favorites. Cheering you on from the FMF crowd!

  6. Yeah, the summer isn't a good time to see the Northern Lights. I'm glad you were able to see them in Montana, though! Thanks so much for coming over from FMF!


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