As I did so, a Monarch butterfly fluttered past, sweeping into and around the oasis, leaving a trail of its glorious wonder.
When I look at a butterfly, its perfect symmetry - there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it is a Divine creation. No random explosion of black hole, no scattering of stardust - could produce such perfection.
The glories of earthy beauty are created just for US! It is a minute glimpse of the beauty and the glories we will see in heaven. The golden yellow petals of Black-Eyed Susans hint at the glorious rays of the Light we will experience one day, if you have put your faith and trust in the promise of Eternal life.
Today's message in "Jesus Calling" is to "worship Me in the beauty of holiness"...do you see it in His flowers?
"Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor." Ps. 29:2 NRSV
As you go throughout your day, may you tune into the beauty that surrounds us...the flowers, the birds, the trees, a calming lake, a heavenly sky...you might even see a message in the clouds. The other day our daughter said she had seen the word "LOVE". I have no doubt that God created that gift especially for her, His way of comforting a twelve year old who has lost her beloved earthly father. It is in this perfect Love, that only comes from God, that we can experience a closeness with the One who created us.
May you find Shalom,