Friday, November 7, 2014

discovering gold

I discovered gold this morning, down at the pond. I won't keep this a secret and would like to encourage a "gold rush". But you won't find this gold by bending down with a pan and sifting the pond water. The gold I discovered came when I looked up to see the morning sun illuminate the gold bank of leaves on the far shore. The rising sun had begun reflecting the brilliance of these trees and the gold leaves shimmered in contrast to the lower parts of the trees, not yet revealed.
Such beauty, that is revealed and shining all around, comes from the direct hand of the Artist who is also the Creator. With each season and with each day His design shows the order and pleasing designs He has made. And He fashioned them in such a way that man, living at eye-level, can appreciate His work.
In a sense we walk through our days as we walk through an art gallery. And, occasionally, we realize that we, too, were fashioned to add beauty and to reflect His nature as well. His light illuminates the gold in our form as well!
1 Peter 3:4 You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.
Rob Smith

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