Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
This, for me, is a perfect way to experience God, wherever I am. All of God's creation is a gift, and is to be appreciated. And all of the beautiful creations which come from man, through talents given by the grace of God, also provide ways to experience God. Beautiful music, artwork, poetry and prose all provide ways to experience God. I am thankful for all of these beautiful things, as they bring me closer to knowing God.
Holy Lord, you have taught me to grow closer to you through the beautiful things created with your gifts and talents. I am so very thankful. Amen