Thursday, September 17, 2009

I often talk about God's beauty. I will tell my friends I think God is beautiful, I post it on my facebook, and send it in a text. Sometimes I wonder what people think when I say God is beautiful, I wonder what other people mean when they say it. For me, it really depends on the day. A lot of days God's beauty is the sun peeking out from the clouds, releasing in me a joy that hides with the sun. Other days it's waking up next to my sleepy husband. It's flowers, it's people, it's freshly vacuumed carpet... its the foam on top of my coffee that has a heart pattern in it. So as you can see, it can be practically anything, it just depends on the day, and what God shows me is His beauty that day. A few days ago I was walking home from the mail box, disappointed that there was no mail (I love getting mail, especially packages!) when I walked by this 'grove' of mushrooms!
NOW, For most people, Mushrooms are a nuisance. They are a fungus. Gross. And I would agree in most cases. I won't eat them. They stink. They're like mold.. eww.. BUT, and this is how crazy God is, to me, this day, They were BEAUTIFUL! Ok, some of you from Utah may get this, because we come from the Desert. We don't have mushrooms or moss growing all the way around trees or slugs! So living here, in this wet-land, I often find beauty and awesome-ness in the everyday things. I mean, if mushrooms are growing in your lawn, you would probably be mad. You would pick them out, or kill them or whatever. And yet here I am, wondering at the beauty of them!?! Taking Pictures of them. Basically what I'm trying to say is, These are awesome! No human planted them there, no person watered them, or nurtures them, but here they are... growing. Yes, maybe a weed, or a pest, but that's not the point. The point is, God plants them, He plants this whole earth. He waters it, he gives it sunshine. He cares for the desert flowers and the moss on the tree. We have our gardens and our flowerbeds which we try to water and grow, but God has the whole earth. You can go out to the mountain, and there is a Forest of lush trees, grasses, bushes, flowers! Animals! Oh my goodness. . . How mighty is the LORD? How great is He who watches after the squirrels and the bears, who waters the daisies and the pine trees?

God is beauty, it surrounds us daily. He surrounds us daily. He is always revealing himself to us. The earth proclaims it, the skies pour out revelation of Him. From the mighty universe, to tiny little mushrooms. . . God is everywhere, He created it all. And He is Glorious! And Mighty And Beautiful beyond all measure!

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?... Who enclosed the sea with doors when, bursting forth, it went out from the womb...Where is the way to the dwelling of light...Have you entered the storehouses of the snow... can you lift up your voice to the clouds, so that an abundance of water will cover you...can you hunt the prey for the lion or satisfy the appetite of the young lions... do you know the time the mountain goats give birth... do you observe the calving of the deer... is it by your understanding that the hawk soars?..." from Job 38-41


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