Tuesday, November 6

beauty

There is a window right above my computer station, and today the trees look like dancing skeletons. I remember that one of my teachers in elementary school read a poem about the empty branches looking like lace against the sky. How can it be so easy and at the same time so hard to notice the little beauties in our days?

Our high school kids are traveling this week putting on a play about the lives of John & Betty Stam. If you haven't heard their story, you should. The kids' presentation has stayed with me this week, reminding me to pray for them as they travel, but also giving me a sense of urgency about my days, and a more clear vision of all that God provides. Needs - for certain! Wants - abundant!

And as if His provision for me was not enough, just for me, just so I will praise Him more, God gives me glimpses of beauty - today, in fresh blueberry muffins, a pudgy little face, and in dancing skeleton trees.

2 comments:

Rosemary at Rose Tree Threadworks said...

Well, I had been thinking that this was a pretty ugly, dreary day - drizzly, windy, chilly - with more of the same forecasted for the rest of the week. THANK YOU, Jenny, for writing about the BEAUTY in this day. (You are a good writer!!!)
James 1:17: "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
Aunt Rosemary

Rachel said...

I agree with your aunt. You have a God-given gift with words. Just the other day, I was thinking about how much we could use the rain down here to liven up the brown grass. Back in Vermont, I was always wishing for sunny days but the grass was always lush and green. I was reminded that I need to be content for what is and not always wish for what I do not have. You put those thoughts into beautiful words. :)