One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
I feel as if I see so much beauty in this world, in God's creation, it is hard to imagine the beauty of God, Himself. What will that be like? Do I have any concept of true beauty, having never been face to face with God? I believe that the beauty we will witness in God's presence, for eternity, will be on a new level. But I am so very thankful for the gifts God has given us in this life- the beauty of the earth, each other, love and friendship, art and music.
Father God, thank you for all of your beautiful gifts, and most importantly, the ability to enjoy them and recognize them as beautiful. You are generous beyond words. You know my heart, and my successes and failures, and you still love me. I am grateful. Amen