Sunday, January 11, 2009

Reality

My day-planner has 'leadership' quotes for every day.  I thought this one was worth sharing:

"Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties.  The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself."  Berenice Abbott 

I'll be honest.  I don't know who Berenice Abbott is. Or was.  (okay, just looked her up.  She was a photographer, and an exceptional one at that.)

She makes an astute observation here, and it has a spiritual application.  As Christians, we claim that behind, above, and through all things the handiwork of God, the Creator is visible.  We hold that the ultimate of reality is not what we see, but who God is.  Yet, we so often want to take Him, and draw Him down to earthliness.  We want a god that we can fully comprehend, not realizing that reality in Him is truly unparalleled, truly beautiful.

As such, so are his people.  No time we are more beautiful, more wonderful than when we are serving Him to the fullest of our created abilities.  Never do we approach what we are, than when we obey.  The world as we see it is not worthy of us trying to match.  Reality is.

Moving toward the Horizon,
Doug

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