Monday, July 13, 2009

The Beauty of God

Our pastor talked about the beauty of God Sunday morning. It was incredibly interesting to listen to him talk about why we’re attracted to beauty. He said one of the things that separates us from every other created thing is that we have the ability to appreciate beauty. We crave beauty and are disappointed when we don't see it when we want to see it.

A second grade teacher asked her students if they had but one wish, what would they wish for. She got a lot of different answers. Money, to be a pop star, to be famous, to have beautiful clothes and so on. All related to beauty in some way or another.

And King David's wish was this: Psalm 27:4 – “One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.” He wished to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord.

The beauty of the Lord is everywhere. We just have to seek it, to ask God to infuse it into our circumstances, because no matter what we face in life, God's beauty will drive away despair.

I think writing books is a beautiful thing. God has gifted so many of his people with the ability to create and craft a thing of beauty. These books are read and admired by many. I must admit that while I consider my writing a ministry, a way of expressing my faith and worshipping God, I still get warm fuzzies when people tell me how much they liked the book. I have a sense of pride and accomplishment in my work. And that’s not a prideful thing (as in negative way), but it’s something I can turn around and give credit to God for.

Today, I just want to encourage you to look around and really SEE your world today. The little spot on earth where God has placed you to make a difference for Him. Look around and notice the beauty then tell God what a great job He did. I bet He gets a few warm fuzzies, too. 

Anyway, do you seek God's beauty wherever you are? And if you had but one wish, what would you wish for?

Have a wonderful Monday!!


1 comment:

PamelaTracy said...

I love it when a sermon resonants. Sounds like this one did. Thanks for sharing.