God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. (Genesis 1:31 NIV)
Sometimes I find it easy to get caught up with only seeing the brokenness of this world we live in. The cities filled with concrete where car exhaust chokes the air, the barrenness of famine stricken lands and the hollow eyes of malnourished children, riots, rubble in bombed out neighborhoods a world away from my quiet street. I wonder, what happened to this very good world that God created?
Sin happened, and sin brought consequences. But I don’t think it changes the fact that everything God created is still very good. I need to be still, to look at the world and its people with different eyes. Wherever we go, whatever we see, when we look beyond the shattered shells we see the loveliness that God intended.
When I listen to the song ‘Lovely’ by Michelle Tumes I think not only of the things that are obviously beautiful, I also think of the hidden beauty, the kind that takes time to see. Flowers growing through the rubble, smiles on scarred faces, hands reaching out to give and to help. This world is broken, but the kingdom of God is still breaking through, and where it does there is beauty.
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