Friday, August 16, 2013

Ecclesiastes 3:11 "He has made everything beautiful in its time.  He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."

It is hard to see the beauty in everything... maybe my definition of beauty is twisted.  We are here for such a short time on earth and yet we make each day seem as if it is the most important.  When things do not go the way we want them to, we worry, we stress, we cry to God.  If we remember that we are eternal beings, maybe things going bad for a year or two or five would be easier to put into perspective.  God is who created us.  He is the one who hung the stars and moon in the sky along with all the planets and then created the largest animal and the smallest leaf!  He is a God of love and beauty, he is creator of all and we are called to sit in awe of him.  I am guilty of questioning God and his path for me but for today; join me in contemplating the beauty and the eternity of God.

Lord,

Forgive me for thinking I might ever be able to wrap my mind around you.  We like to think we have things under control but we deceive ourselves.  Help us to see your beauty this day, this moment in time.  Help us see that you are the creator of all and that your creations are beautiful in your time.  Thank you for giving us this time, this earth, this journey.  Guide us on the journey so that we may be led closer and closer to you. Amen.