Although I thought the idea of making a new homepage was nice, I could not figure out why it had popped into my head, out of the blue, in the middle of the night. Of course, it is not uncommon for me to wake up between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m. and think of specific people and situations to pray for, or just to praise God for something He has done. I have come to understand that it is He who impresses these things on my mind, in the darkness, probably so that I will focus on and think about them when there are no other distractions.
As I lay there, it occurred to me that the idea to create a new homepage probably was originating from God, not from within me. So I reminded Him that I am one of the least artistic people on earth and that I had absolutely no idea what type of picture or graphic to place at the top of my new homepage. Instantly, a simple graphic image, that I had made many years before, came to mind; and, again, I believe that God implanted it there, because I had not even thought about that image since the late 1990s.
Back then, I had thought about starting up my (deceased) dad’s business, “Montgomery Pictures.” For about 30 minutes one day, thinking about what logo I might have on my business cards, I made a very simple image of two mountains with the sun emerging from the right side of one mountain; this deliniated “MP”—Montgomery Pictures—which you can see if you click on the link below (in the last paragraph) that brings up the page with both images.
So while I was lying in my bed, I thought, “OK, that’s a start, but it needs a lot of work to go at the top of a web page, and I have no clue how to go about expanding the image for this purpose.” I just told God that, in some way, I wanted it to glorify his creative ability. He seemed to assure me that as long as I was willing to work on it, it would be His creative aptitude, not mine, that would complete it. Then I fell asleep.
I worked on the image, off and on, for a few days this week (that is, I believe God worked on it through me), and it was done today, St. Patrick’s Day. As you can see, it is a very simple depiction of some of the things He has created in the sky and on the earth, which are noteworthy components of His overall Creation.
What I think is especially amazing is that the virtual size of the upper (sky) half and lower (ground) half of the new image are identical not only in physical size (expected) but also in virtual size (unexpected); both are exactly 2.100 kilobytes in size. And God knew it would be that way when He put the idea into my head. Maybe, at some point, He will motivate me to animate those flying birds. He never ceases to amaze me by things that He does.