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One with the Clouds, and Heaven is Near

“…And I soar through a world that is new, that is free…”

The sensation that is soaring above the clouds cannot be rivaled. As we climb steadily higher, I do not feel the panic I had assumed would set in.

Instead, there is only wonder.

That, and the overwhelming need for my ears to just pop already.

I feel free. I feel amazement. I feel that I could do this forever, this flying above everything, so close to the heavens that I could almost believe we are soaring with the angels.

The sky is so incredibly blue. Untouched by the floor of white beneath.

The captain says we are at 38K feet.

It is beautiful. The clouds below us are as rolling fields of white. In the distance, a storm is brewing. But this particular one will pass us. Is there another waiting for us up ahead? I do not know, but I do not mind. I believe we are too high for the storms to reach us; they are simply an inconsequential event that transpires below us.

Already we have been up here for nearly an hour. I does not feel as thought that could possibly be true. In merely one hour, I will have arrived in the mountains. The mountains that I love; the mountains I call home.

I know that when my time comes to return, I will be excited to return to my Lone Star, where I truly feel as though I am where I belong. I will be eager for the green that is everywhere in the south. I will be happy to once again walk those fields that are so much a part of me, I live and breathe them.

And I realize, not for the first time, that these three places, these locations that are woven into my very soul, are simply temporary spots of refuge. I am destined for somewhere far greater. And the beauty and amazement I feel now on this, my first flight, will not even begin to compare with that I will feel when I am traveling home to Him. To behold my Savior at last; to bask in His wonder, and lift my hands in praise in His presence.

For now, I am grateful for this moment of beauty. The excitement He gives me at the very thought of travel. I am grateful for the opportunity.

One more hour. I think it’s really going to fly by.

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Blessed In The Earth

“When I saw, I reflected on it; I looked, and received instruction.” Proverbs 24:32

“Because he who is blessed in the earth will be blessed by the God of truth; and he who swears in the earth will swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hidden from My sight!” Isaiah 65:16

The Beauty To Be Found…

I used to think that, at some point, life has to get easier. I think now that assumption is wrong. Dead wrong.

Life doesn’t get easier. The older you get, the harder it gets. But maybe that’s as it should be; right? Look at like this; we’re constantly growing older, so we should, theoretically, be also growing wiser. If we’re growing wiser, we should be able to cope with things that previously we couldn’t. Life should constantly grow harder.

I’ve decided I hate cancer. Who doesn’t, really? It’s an evil thing. But I have to remind myself to look for the good in it. Is that like an oxy-moron? The good in an evil thing? Anyway…

“To look at a thing is quite different from seeing it; for one does not see anything, until one sees it’s true beauty.”

So, what’s the beauty to be found in something as ugly as cancer? I think it’s what you let the circumstance make of you. The lessons to be learned through it.
And most importantly; where it brings you in your relationship with Jesus Christ.

My grandmother was just diagnosed with cancer. A friend of mine has it. Another friend died from it last year. Until then, cancer was just some word that didn’t mean much to me. Now, it’s way to real.
But I’m determined I’ll learn something in this. That I will allow it to improve my life; not detract from it.
And I will have a positive attitude through this time. Come what may; Lord be my help, the Rock on which I stand, the Helper of my countenance.