Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Secret of Beauty


photo © Gary Strader


 Beauty is one of many good things
that God so freely gives,
surrounding us in this beautiful world
in which each of us lives.
We don’t always see the beauty,
life’s problems can cloud the mind,
but the beauty is always present,
ready for us to find.

God’s love also is ever present,
surrounding us each day,
and although we sometimes are unaware,
that love never fades away.
The secret to seeing the beauty
and God’s love that is everywhere
is to make ourselves present to God
through worship, thanksgiving and prayer.

© Connie Arnold,  2010   

I am observing the beauty around me, as the seasons change!

14 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Kim, YES---Autumn is the perfect season to show off the beauty all around us... I hate to see it end --and after all of this rain (which we needed), most of our leaves are down!!!!! Once it dries, I'll get out there and blow and rake leaves.

Enjoy the beauty!!!!
Hugs
Betsy

Ginny said...

The colors in the photo are amazing! And I love the poem, the words are all so true! It is true that sometimes we get so troubled that we forget to look up and around at all the beauty around us. And I am so glad that I live where I can enjoy each season, all so different!

Rose said...

love your post and photo. it's easy to get caught up in our problems and not see the beauty that God has given us . take care rose

The Unknowngnome said...

You've written a short little poem which holds such a big secret:

"worship, thanksgiving and prayer"

Enjoy the view Kim!

Velvet Over Steel said...

I totally agree! Appreciate the Beauty around us! Great post, Kim! :-) Thanks for sharing and reminding us of the beauty all around us... esp. this time of year! :-)

Hugs,
Coreen

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen! what a beautiful picture & poem. Thanks for sharing my friend!

Wanda said...

I've been taking time to enjoy the beauty of the season as well, Kim.

Aries said...

Love photos of nature, nice. Wish you a great weekend ahead.

Rose said...

we need to stop and open our eyes to the beauty of God's world. rose

Deborah Ann said...

Sweet poem! Everytime I recognize the beauty around me, I am worshiping God. Isn't that amazing! He's so easy to please. I see a pink sunset, and I say "Cool, God!" And He says "Yeah, I know, right?"

Alene said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing. There is so much beauty all around us, if we but open our eyes to see as God sees. Blessings.

Just Be Real said...

Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks for sharing my poem, Kim. The changing of seasons certainly is a wonderful time to enjoy the beauty!

Velvet Over Steel said...

I loved this, Kim! Thanks for sharing... beautiful!!

Hugs,
Coreen

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