Clay and I went to the farmer’s market after church on Sunday. I really wanted to get two bunches of these beautiful black and white flowers. But in keeping with our budget, I opted for just one. We’ve been wanting to get more into photography, so he took a few photos of me with these little beauties when we got home.
And as I usually am by pretty much anything, I was inspired…
Isaiah 40:8 tells us that “the grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”
This photo I took just being silly actually turned out to be such a perfect visualization of what we shouldn’t do with earthy beauty, and what we should most definitely do with eternal beauty. I should want all that is fleeting in my life – including all those fleeting desires (like these flowers that will so quickly fade) – to be hidden by the beauty of Christ and my desire for Him.
For Christ, His Kingdom, and a life of pursuit of all that He is, all that He does, all that He reveals… well, that’s beauty and a longing that will never fail and never fade.
Today would you be reminded by the beauty all around on this earth of the maker of all this beauty. And would you be pointed to see His face more clearly and be reminded of His truths more deeply that His is a beauty that will never fade.
Lord, would my life be hidden by You, who outlasts all beauty of this earth. Would my desire for the fleeting treasures of this world give way to those that are of Your Kingdom that far outlast them all. Amen.”
Proverbs 31:30, 2 Corinthians 4:18