Hope in Beauty

I see a pattern in You, Jesus, that is different from the engagement characterized in our broken world. It was a pattern of growing in favour with God and man. It was quiet journey until the moment came when it was “your” time. Effective strategy always demonstrates much planning and preparation. It requires putting pieces in place for the right occasion with symmetry. God our Daddy God did exactly that!

To be aware of this reality, I need to recognize that I am not in a mad race to the finish line. I am in a process created by my Daddy God to shift culture- first in myself and then in others around me. I need a culture of seeing beauty, of becoming beautiful. Once lived, I then will courageously hold hands with others in our broken fractured world and lift it up so that it too can feel the kiss of beauty from you the Creator of all that is beautiful.

Beauty is so tantalizing, and so easily lost. It is so fragile it seems, until  we hear its voice that shakes the earth and our being in ways that are both astounding in volume and power! To trust in this reality requires me to step out in faith. Somehow grace works amidst the brokenness of people and horror and unleashes beauty in the most unexpected circumstances. So I learn to hope in beauty and trust in the wonder of grace to take mine and others brokenness and create something beautiful that will last forever.

Laughter’s wonder

Blood

Cries  out

Creation and death

Hand raised, brother slain

Broken ground swallowing love’s innocence

Tottering sphere bathed in vengeance’s legacy

Cries echo in rock, human agony reverberating

Hope forever lost, depravity’s endless night

Infant’s birth, nativity’s bloody bath

Holiness enshrined, laughter’s wonder

Love’s triumph waiting

Arms outstretched

Bleeding

Sliding into your eyes

Taken up with the One, I am tantalized by beauty. My soul crosses the boundary between you and me. I see in your eyes the wonder of how you see Him. I thirst to know, and a hunger dances with my excitement, as together we find we hold dazzling elements of each other’s pursuit to captivating Love.

Wonder rides in the back seat as dancing sweeps us across a boundary locked in time and opens a journey that on my own I could never have launched. I explore mysteries that whisper  to my spirit, as my mind, locked in a word bound universe, grapples to comprehend what only grace can interpret as I slide into your eyes. Imagination leaps, but can not reach, what you you so easily offer in the laughter of your mirth.

Union and communion opens majestic symphonies that swirl into cathedral ceilings when passionate lovers join the music. Colour’s interplay accentuates the solitary contributions that harmonize when shared within intimacy’s embrace. Together, I join with you and wonder with the many. I discover that that which is me, is only me, when I am released as an us, that encompasses the blessing of unity known only by Deity.

Colours of Life

Light

Brilliant textures

Subtle beauty revealed

Myriad hues, dancing ecstasy

Inviting peace, invoking glorious joy

Beauty’s speech, simple elegance opening vistas

Revealing His heart’s desire for shared laughter

Whispered gift, intimate knowledge, felt safety

Opening the colors of life

Soul painted in brilliance

Kissed with gentleness

Eyes entwined

Love

Dancing with Angels

Freedom

Freely given

Natural as breath

Seeing eyes, breathe mystery

Heritage – inheritance, embedded deep within

Life’s simplicity captured in God’s radiance

Unbound, dancing with angels in a shadow world

Faith’s proclamation given life by resurrection

Spirit’s joy meeting heart’s desire

Passion and purpose entwined

Kissing God’s breath

Living alive

Now

Joy’s embrace

Glory

Rainbows cascading

Captivating my heart

Unapproachable light seeing me

Joy’s embrace setting feet dancing

Sin’s chains, hopeless accusations, Advocate laughs

Exultation meets light, life dancing with Joy

Life sweeping into shadows, transforming reality

 Glory conferring laughter in company

Seeing eyes, tender hands

Warmth shines brightly

Jesus’ presence

Invitation