July 25, 2010

"It Passes All My Understanding" - Cherie Call

I was sitting on a southbound plane 
I was buried in a magazine
When the man in the seat next over
Wanted to talk to me
He talked about the universe,
He talked about Saturn's rings.
He said, "I might be an atheist,
Except for just one thing:

It passes all my understanding
How it all worked out just right
The distance that we live from the sun,
The stars that shine at night.
We may prove that it was just an accident
But how did it begin?
It passes all my understanding."

I told him, "You're a scholar;
You know things that I don't know.
But I believe a God in heaven
Made everything below.
And I know we are His children;
I've known it since I was two
But when it comes to being struck with awe
I'm just like you.

It passes all my understanding 
All the beauty that we have here.
From the majesty of the canyons
To a tiny baby's ear.
And even when I can't believe it
He still believes in me.
It passes all my understanding.

We watched the sun set through the clouds
In a tiny little airplane window
With people sleeping all around
And I thought of just how we just expect this world to be.
And when the flight attendant passed me by,
I threw away my magazine.

It passes all my understanding 
That the Lord knows both our names
And that He made this world for everyone
That was sitting on that plane.
And in spite of all man's distractions,
He offers us His peace.
That passes all my understanding.
(Photo by ME! Hehe!)

I was reminded of this song yesterday
On our way home from Vegas.
We were surrounded by nothing else
but dry land, dry grass, and dry "cactus" trees.
The color of the sunset was beautiful!
From the top, it was dark blue,
turning into blue, then light blue,
and pale blue,
then yellow,
then dark yellow,
yellow orange,
red orange,
and some shades of black at the very bottom (the horizon).
I studied each color for a long time
before it all faded
and everything turned into dark, starry, night.
It was beautiful!
Like what Louis Armstrong said,
"What a wonderful world!"

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post. Yep, desert sunsets can be spectacular!


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