and then i have to remind myself that it's not just a chance to delight in the beauty itself, it's His call to worship. it's His beckoning me to come. it's a glimpse of glory that mirrors who He is. He's calling me to see Him and to rejoice in Him and to remember that this is what our eyes were made to see. it's a call to fix my eyes once again on eternity and persevere and live gladly and with much hope and joy now because i know the secret of what's to come. of Who is to come.
His beauty. His glory. His goodness. it's what we'll gaze upon for ten thousand years and then forever.
i'm so thankful for the ways He invites me to know Him more. when this dark, heavy, hurting world leaves me weary and struggling to hope i'm so thankful for His tangible reminders that all will be made new, restored, beautiful, glorious. just a little while longer and we'll be home with Jesus.
"Everything sad is going to come untrue and it will somehow
be greater for having once been broken." -Tim Keller