Friday, June 28, 2013

In Search of Beauty

Is beauty an image? A reflection? A perception? An emanation? An illumination?
Swan beauty
Ralph Waldo Emerson was definitely onto something when he wrote:  

No reason can be asked or given why the soul seeks beauty. 
Beauty, in its largest and profoundest sense, is one expression for the universe. 
God is the All-Fair. 
Truth, and goodness, and beauty, are but different faces of the same All. 
But beauty in nature is not ultimate. 
It is the herald of inward and eternal beauty...

And I would add: 
This herald of an inward and eternal beauty calls to the souls of men 
to come and enter into a relationship with the author of all beauty,
the Creator Himself. 
For we are His image bearers. 
We are beings made in His image and stamped with an indelible longing 
for a grace and beauty that would transform us from within...

Old Hands by ROD WILLIAMS Watercolor ~  x

Can I get an Amen?

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