Friday, July 22, 2011
The Beauty all around us
He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 1 Thessalonians 5:10
Imagine, that we can know the originator of all beauty, truth and everything good. Imagine standing in His eternal presence. Imagine the best of everything we have experienced in this life........ magnified way beyond anything we can dream. Sometimes it is enough to burn a hole clear through my brain, if I think of it too much!
I think of everything I have seen, what a gift memory is, a reliving of every most beautiful moment in my life. To think that of all these things I look back on, there is so much more to come.
Things like the hushed, hallowed quiet of standing in a snowfall, how it's almost Holy.
Those times when you feel like all is right with the world for a brief moment.....when you have felt so happy you want to break into song, and you do.
All this beauty, and we have only experienced a very small fraction of it.......of what's to come.
Every sigh of the wind through the trees....woven together as a chorus of praise to Him.
Look around next time you are surrounded by loved ones, and everyone is laughing. Who but God could invent something like laughter?
I remember a Christmas service that was just the right amount of joy and holy.
The world is magic, and if you don't think it is, you haven't opened your eyes yet. Just think of the way a small child's eyes light up when they see bubbles. In their eyes you can see the light of Heaven if you look.
There is a spark there that the world has not yet put out.
So many moments of such grand and wondrous beauty, I think in those best of times....what else can possibly be better than this. And yet God says.....
picture credit: public domain pictures, Anna Cervova