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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Beauty & the Butterfly

I didn't use to take the time...

to see the butterflies

to watch them in flight

carefree

beautiful

fluttering here and there.






Just like I didn't used to take the time...

to spend with You in the morning

to listen to Your voice

both then and as I went through my day.


And some days....
or some hours
or some moments

go by

And I still could say

I used to...



But then you send a butterfly my way

or a sunset into view

or the majesty of Your creation overwhelms me

and I remember.


How loved I am.

How wonderful you are.

How your beauty chases me

Even when I am not actively chasing You.

Beauty is defined as:  
1. the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure
    to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit
2. a beautiful person or thing
3. a particularly graceful, ornamental, or excellent quality
4. a brilliant, extreme, or egregious (distinguished) example or instance of 
    beauty

Your beauty and love chase after me
every day of my life. Psalm 23:6 MSG

Just as each day brims with your beauty, my mouth brims with praise. Psalm 71:8 MSG
 
For GOD is great, and worth a thousand Hallelujahs. His terrible beauty makes the gods look cheap...GOD made the heavens— Royal splendor radiates from him, A powerful beauty sets him apart. Psalm 96:4-6 MSG
 
For GOD is sheer beauty, all-generous in love, loyal always and ever. Psalm 100:5





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