Enjoying Everyday Beauty
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” (Psalm 19:1, NIV)
In the times we live in, it’s not always easy to see the beauty in this world. I have to intentionally remind myself that the bad things I see on television, or in real life, aren’t all there is to life. Sometimes I like to sit on my patio and look at the trees and the nearby water and bask in the beauty of it all. God knew we’d get all kinds of horrible news reports that bombard us with nothing but evil, so He gave us some of the most beautiful natural images to erase the man-made ugliness of the world.
Think about the little bird chirping outside your window. Or, the calm breeze that you feel on a spring day. Think about the sun shining in just the right way to make the day look extra special. I think we have all had those Mondays that looked and felt like a Saturday for some reason. Those are all God’s way of giving us a little beauty to remind us that He is still with us, He still loves us, and He still cares about our needs.
When we see those beautiful sights, it’s hard not to pause and think, “God is so amazing!” He has designed everything so intricately beautiful that there’s no other explanation for its beauty other than God just having a good time.
The saying that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” is remarkably accurate. Some people can look at God’s beauty and still find a fault, but there are others who can look at God’s beauty in amazement and thanksgiving. Let’s be the latter and not the former. Let’s be the thankful and optimistic person in the midst of the decay of the world. Let’s continue to be amazed at His awesomeness, and thank God for the beauty He still gives us in this world that can be very ugly at times.
Today, I’d like to challenge you. Let’s do this together! Take the time to see the beauty in everything today. Even if you’re sitting in traffic. Look up at the sky and see the beauty in the clouds, or think about the beautiful imagination God gave people to design the elaborate highways or spectacular buildings. We will realize it’s all so astonishing if we just pause long enough to think about how beautifully designed things really are.
If that’s not enough, sometimes we need to look no further than the mirror, at ourselves. Above all, God made man and woman in His image, so we have no choice but to be beautiful!
Bask in God's beauty today, and let’s continue to P.U.S.H! (Pray Until Something Happens)