Saturday, July 5, 2008

tonight, as we were snuggled together on the roof, tony leaned close to me and asked that if we are in this much awe of the amazing display in front of us, is God anticipating the time that He can say to us: "remember the colours and sounds and excitement from watching the fireworks on the 4th of july? it's nothing compared to seeing what happens when i cause these stars in front of you to explode!"

our desire for beauty and for colour and for the chance to fully experience each fleeting moment becomes so apparent in an evening like the one i just experienced. i can't even begin to imagine what it will be like to stand in the presence of Jesus and see the original beauty that we have desparately been trying to copy in our feeble human-ness.

tonight, i have hope; that someday, everything will make sense. that the desire to find beauty in the life around me will be fully realized when i stand in the presence of the One who placed that yearning in my soul and i hear Him say: "come over here kimberley, I can't wait another minute to show this to you...".

~...let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith...let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. ~
(hebrews 10:22-23)