Writing on the Five-Minute-Friday prompt for this week…
It’s what I say so often. Sometimes aloud, often sotto voce, just to myself, to my God.
An insight from scripture washes over me.
Or I hear a familiar psalm begin, or see its words appear in a text, on a screen.
Or I catch a fleeting glimpse of God’s all-pervasive wisdom and grace in the world around me, the hidden in the visible, the blessing obscured far too often by shadows, marred by brokenness or inadequacy.
And I pray, “May the beauty of the Lord be upon me… May the beauty of the Lord be upon me…” speaking of a beauty beyond my comprehension…
Because there is a beauty that far transcends all that we deem beautiful. Beauty mere eye cannot see. Unfading, never tainted, glowing and alive for ever. That beauty—of the Lord.
And it seems to me that every beauty we can see with our eyes or hear with our ears is placed before us as a hint at the beauty so infinitely surpassing it—beauty yet invisible, inaudible, the beauty of eternity in the face of our Lord.
And what can I say in response? My meager mouth only finds fitting a breathless… “Beautiful!”
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