In today’s post to his blog, Jack’s Winning Words, Pastor Freed used this quote –“I do not ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. They are, and they are beautiful.” (Joe Hamill) He later referenced another quote, that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”
Too many of us lose sight of the beauty all around us by focusing our attention on the how and why of things. There is no how or why to the perception of beauty; there is only an acceptance and appreciation of it. One could sit in an empty room and appreciate the beauty of life itself. Many search all of their lives for its meaning and fail to take the time to enjoy the beauty of life itself.
By his very nature, man is an inquisitive being, always seeking answers to the what, why and how of things. Eventually he/she turns that inquiring mind inward, to try to understand him/herself and to discern a meaning to life. Many eventually encounter a blank wall where their logic and the limitations of their mind stop them from proceeding towards understanding their existence and purpose. For those people, life can be frustrating and perplexing, an existence ruled by fear of the unknown.
For Christians that wall is just the separation point between them and God and they know what is on the other side. They also know that they have been granted a reservation through the death of Jesus to cross over and join God on the other side of that wall. It is that assurance of life after death that removes the fear and questions about this life and allows them to enjoy the beauty of the world around them.
Therefore, the next time you find yourself asking how or why something looks beautiful to you, stop and instead say a little prayer of thanks to God. They just are and He made them that way. Thank Him for that and for allowing you to experience that beauty. See beyond the wall and see the face of God in that beauty.
Have a great and beautiful day!