Some places exist to simply give us joy…
I’m sitting on the back deck with my wife, eating our appetizers, and my wife turns to me and says, “To the beauty that surrounds us.”
What? I can’t believe it! I was so astounded by what I was hearing. I was just about to speak those exact words to her…almost to the letter!
Was it coincidence…or, something deeper? Was God speaking? Was there a message we needed to hear?
Well, I would say, yes! God was talking. He wanted us to know something. His message was simple: a potential joy in the beauty of our surroundings is available to all. Certainly, it can be masked by distraction, pain, or darkness; but, the Father’s sovereign presence in creation speaks loudly to our hearts…if we pay attention.
At the beginning… when all was said and done, God said, “It is good.” Light, stars, planets, and every living thing were imbued with beauty and joy. They hung there in the tapestry of creation radiating a divine Word to all that would see and experience them…God is good. No matter the warfare or the difficulties around us, we can depend on this one simple truth: God through creation reaches out and reminds us that everything was meant for our good.
Of course, not everything we experience is good. We get so caught up with all that is wrong, or all that we wish others would get, that we don’t truly revel in the beauty draped about us. A beauty that continually reminds us to be more than we are…to care more than we naturally do…to create rather than destroy.
So…let this meditation carry you to a new level of living, today. See what’s around you. See His hand at work. Escape the clutches of what holds you from our Father’s goodness. Rescue others from their blindness. Regardless of what humanity does, keep declaring: God is still good!