10 My beloved is white and ruddy,
Chief among ten thousand.
11 His head is like the finest gold;
His locks are wavy,
And black as a raven.
12 His eyes are like doves
By the rivers of waters,
Washed with milk,
And fitly set.
13 His cheeks are like a bed of spices,
Banks of scented herbs.
His lips are lilies,
Dripping liquid myrrh.
14 His hands are rods of gold
Set with beryl.
His body is carved ivory
Inlaid with sapphires.
15 His legs are pillars of marble
Set on bases of fine gold.
His countenance is like Lebanon,
Excellent as the cedars.
16 His mouth is most sweet,
Yes, he is altogether lovely.
This is my beloved,
And this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem!
Song of Solomon 5:10-16
When we are in love with somebody, we see how beautiful that person is. And all of their beautiful attributes seem even more glorious through our loving perspective.
Do I see God as beautiful? I see Him as Masterful, Wise, a Faithful Father, Perfect, Just….and sometimes I do realize how beautiful He is. But probably not often enough. Like recently. I’ve been complaining about the snow, the mud, the soggy critter pens, the flooding river, the potential issue of not being able to get back to Dillon on Friday….all I see is the dullness of the situation. Sure, I see God’s power, but can I also see His beauty in all of this?
The beauty of the sound of the rain, which is probably one of my favorite sounds in the world.
The beauty of the unusual weather itself – only God could give us -20’s one week and 50’s with rain the next.
Gray rain cloud skies. They are truly beautiful in their hue, expanse, and impermeability.
A cup of tea. *laugh* — it’s so simple, but it truly is a beautiful thing right now!
He makes everything beautiful in it time. So maybe it’s hard for me to grasp the beauty in all of this right now, especially when so much destruction is imminent. But I know God will bring something beautiful out of all of this. He always does.