Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Reflection - Sunset Over The Buffalo Marina, New York

As often as possible I take an evening walk along Buffalo's lakefront Marina. One evening this week was especially special. The things that filled my vision and ears were exceptional.

God is painting the sky with a sunset at the end of this day.

Psalm 65:8 the whole world stands in awe of the great things that you have done. Your deeds bring shouts of joy from one end of the earth to the other.

As I stood at the railing I watched the slow moving boats as they returned to the harbor. Most of the passengers waved to me and called out greetings. It was obvious that they were returning after a relaxing day on Lake Erie.

A local drumming group, Daughters of Creative Sound, practice at the waterside every Wednesday evening. I sat in my lawn chair listening to their wonderful
music and watching the sun set.

1 Chronicles 13:8 - All the people danced with all their might to honor God. They sang and played musical instruments – harps, drums, cymbals and trumpets.

Psalm 100:1 - Make a joyful noise unto the LORD.

Nothing seems closer to heaven

Than a beautiful sweet sunset

The touch of God’s sturdy hand

Seems as close as you can get

A pallet of subtle colors

Sometimes streak across the sky

Or brilliant vibrant shades

As you kiss the day goodbye

I think God is looking down

Smiling at what he’s created

And you know that He is proud

As His splendor is clearly stated

And the reflection in the water

Is like a look into our hearts

Are we peaceful and serene

Or would we like another start

So at the end of a busy day

Enjoy the priceless sunset

Because the evening brings us

As close to heaven as we can get!

Marilyn Lott


I find that even when I may have a heavy heart it is impossible not to find gratitude in the daily events of life. This particular evening was filled with so many amazing sights and sounds. People stopped talking and gathered around to listen to the music, children (and some adults) were dancing quietly and the sun slowly set on this sweet scene away from the hustle and bustle of a large city. I went home filled with gratitude and happy to be living here.

photos by peacesojourner


Karima said... know i'm a huge fan of your work...ain't nuthin' like a Buffalo sunset!.......i'm always sain', GOD IS AN ARTIST! and nothing proves this better than a buffalo sunset!

peacesojourner said...

Thanks for your kind feedback. It is always good to get a comment response - it let's me know that people are reading the blog. :-)
Buffalo's sunsets are a fierce competition for Key West
sunsets which I have always enjoyed when I visit that area. The difference is that I live here and look forward to watching the sun go down every day.