Saturday, November 1, 2014

Beauty Exposed

Sometimes when the leaves fall
and the tree looks bare,
a beauty is exposed that
we couldn't see before.
As I was out for a walk,
a tree that had lost almost all its leaves
revealed a beautiful pond that likely
wasn't all that visible a week ago.
With the leaves in their rightful place, 
this little pond was probably hidden. 
The Lord so clearly spoke to me
that sometimes things we have
totally enjoyed during one season
may have to look like they have died back
before we see can something new.

As we trust the Holy Spirit to guide us,
we can rest in His desire
to lead us not only to something new,
but to something beautiful.
We just need to have eyes to see.
My prayer is that the Holy Spirit 
would make my heart open to goodness, 
make my heart open to the beauty that
He has placed all around me every day.
Especially when some things around me
look like bare trees and scattered leaves.

All of creation reflects the beauty
of the One who created it all.
An old song has been running
through my heart as a reminder to see.

"I see Your face in every sunrise
The colors of the morning 
are inside Your eyes
The world awakens in the light of the day
I look up to the sky and say
You're beautiful..."
Phil Wickham

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