The last few weeks have been crazy. Not crazy busy, but crazy with the whole spectrum of life: from the tragedy of car accidents, plane crashes, tragic deaths and the effects of cancer to the blessings of newborns, healthy pregnancies and the overwhelming joy of adoption.
I've started three separate posts to try to put into words all that's been on my heart and mind but abandoned each.
How can you sum up so much life and death, joy and sorrow in a post?
My brains been working overtime to try to deal with it all; to let God be God, to truly pray "your will be done", to rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn.
In the midst of it, I keep going back to the beauty I see everywhere around me.
Beauty in the joys of adoption & new parenting....beauty in friends rising to the occasion and putting their own needs on hold so they can minister to someone else...beauty in measures of healing...beauty in accepting God's will...beauty in community...beauty in God's faithfulness...beauty in God's abundant mercy...beauty in His amazing grace...beauty in His sustaining presence (whether felt or not)...beauty in His strong arm being mighty to save...beauty in His love...beauty in YHWH.
"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" Psalm 27:4