Too Perfect

It was a perfect 70 degree Sunday and my son and I were looking for an adventure. We decided on a road trip to the zoo. It had been a couple of years since we had gone. One of my favorite moments from our trip is when we made our way over to the prairie dog exhibit. I love this particular exhibit because they have these little plastic viewing bubbles built into the ground where you can stand inside to get an up close view of the prairie dogs.

To my surprise, the prairie dogs were not there this time. Instead, we met this guy. As we stood in the viewing bubble to get a closer look, he seemed to know we were there to look at him. He danced right up to our little bubble.

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When we got home, I took a closer look at this photo. Wow! What a beautiful creature. I studied its brilliantly colored train of feathers. I studied the intricate looking folds behind its head. The more I looked at him, the more it almost looked too perfectly designed to be real.

Too perfect.  I love the moments in my day when God’s creation blows me away like this. Those times when you’re captivated by the beauty of it all.

Each time I pause to look at a sunset
Each time I sit by the ocean’s shore
Each time I go back home to Arizona and look at the mountains painted along the skyline
Each time I look at my son (really look at my son) as we do life together

Too perfect.

Thank you, Lord, for your beautifully designed creations. Keep blowing me away.

Standing in wonder and linking up with Margaret Feinberg today over at BibleDude.Net

10 thoughts on “Too Perfect

    1. Eileen Post author

      David, that’s definitely what’s so beautiful about it! It never stops and never gets old. 🙂

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  1. Nancy Franson

    There was a fence around the backyard surrounding the house I lived in before moving to my current one. One day, I saw a large bird perched on the top of the fence at the rear of the property. It took my brain awhile to click through and register what it was seeing. At first I thought it was a pheasant because there is a game farm nearby and sometimes I do spy them wandering about in the area. But although my mind was thinking pheasant I know that wasn’t what I was seeing. It was, indeed, a peacock–a pet kept by a nearby homeowner. My children and I used to look for him and catch glimpses of him as we drove by the property where he lived. Just glorious!

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    1. Eileen Post author

      Nancy, great story! We had neighbors who had a couple of peacocks when I was growing up. I loved catching glimpses of them too!

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  2. Charmel

    And isn’t it just like God to surprise us – when we’re looking for prairie dogs … 🙂 Love this story, Eileen!

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  3. Joy Lenton

    A beautiful reflection on an amazing part of God’s creative splendour. You take a mighty fine photo too, Eileen! It is simply breathtaking when we stop and look around us with new eyes of appreciation rather than general acceptance of what is there. And you have done that so well here. Keep on looking and being bowled over by His goodness and grace. Bless you 🙂 xx

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  4. Beth

    I couldn’t agree more! God is continually blowing me away with his creation. Love the “guy” you ran in to…simply stunning. Blessings.

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  5. Shelly Miller

    It’s all about seeing isn’t it Eileen? If we just stop long enough to notice all the intricacy there, we can’t help but be wonderstruck by it all. Thanks for linking up at BibleDude.net this week. Love that photo btw.

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