“Think of what it’s like to behold a gorgeous sunset… we yearn to linger, to experience it all our days. Sometimes the beauty is so deep, it pierces us with longing. For what? For life as it was meant to be. Beauty reminds us of an Eden we have never known, but somehow know our hearts were created for.”
-Captivating; John & Stasi Eldredge
The light catches my eye as I scurry to the window. Inhale...exhale.
Beauty in the sun that kisses the pavement. Beauty in the trees that crookedly reach towards an infinite atmosphere. Beauty in the painted sky, that our human eyes can only behold for just a moment before growing heavy. Beauty in the creatures as they uniquely and joyfully carry on with the roles they have been given. Beauty in the fields of patterns and collages.
I am left to myself, feeling as though the universe consists of only the Creator and me.
The Earth sluggishly arises from sleep, and the sky is crying this morning. She is giving herself to the nature below that is groaning in need. She pours her energy over the fields and forests, emptying herself for their provision. The color drains from her face as she attempts to color everything below her.
The withering, brown grass evolves into a deep green.
Flowers burst open and brighten in their beauty.
Trees are nourished and renewed.
As nature rejoices, no credit is given to the sky. She is now a patternless sheet of gray, lonesemly spectating the growth below.