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Friday, July 3, 2009

Beauty in the everyday...

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 in friends rising to the occasion and putting their own needs on hold so they can minister to someone in measures of in accepting God's in in God's in God's abundant in His amazing in His sustaining presence (whether felt or not) in His strong arm being mighty to in His 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


Jennifer said...

Always a joy to see the beauty of the LORD reflected in your eyes, your words.

Chris Godfredsen said...

I needed to read these words today - to hear from God through you to me.

In the midst of a tough stretch here, I am hoping to see God all around me. I saw Him in your post that is a few days old, but new to me today. I see him in this scripture.

Amazingly enough you quote Psalm 27:4. This morning, I flipped my Bible open - asking God to give me something - and he gave me Psalms 138-142 - exactly what I needed.

Beauty in YHWH indeed!