Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Thought for the Day: God’s beauty can be found in the Insignificant
After I awoke this morning and as I drank my coffee, my husband came in and we began talking. During our talk, he found himself on my facebook page where I had shared many pictures of my walk in our park. As we talked about each picture, and the beauty that each on showed, he asked me if these were planted flowers or weeds. I replied that I thought they were weeds as they just appear in places in the park. As I looked at one particular picture, I stated that the colors in that one picture were glorious. That little plant, enlarged in the photo to show the details, was just a little, insignificant plant until we looked more closely. My husband replied, “That could be one of your writings”, and he was right. He stated that there are times when we look at what might seem insignificant, and miss the intricate details that God placed in His creation. That child who is “just another child” was created by God. That person who has found himself/herself in dire straits was created by God. That weed that grows on the side of a path was created by God. Looking at the picture of the plant again, remembering that this is God’s creation, brought my eyes to the intricate colors and blooms that I might have been missed if I only looked from the outside.
God created me, God created us, and God created so much beauty around us. In what seems insignificant, is God. In what seems simple, is God. Today, and every day, take in God. Take in the beauty that God has placed in front of us and in the people we meet. He is there, although sometimes we need to enlarge the picture to see the intricate parts.
Prayer: God, thank you for placing intricate beauty in the things, plants, and people around us. Help us open our eyes a little wider and help us look inwardly at Your creation to see You. Amen.
Prayer Focus: God’s Intricate Beauty