I find it incredible that those six words can affect my heart and soul so much. They fill my imagination with graduer. Something in me just wants to slip outside into the quiet, warm darkness. Pretend to be quiet as the car dings and my keys jingle.
Then crank it up. Turn down the radio. Windows down. Stars in the sky.
Soft on the gas. Gentle on the turns. Hair blowing. Deep breathing. Amazing sights.
G.K. Chesterton once said:
“I do not think there is anyone who takes such a fierce pleasure in things being themselves as I do. The startling wetness of water excites and intoxicates me: the fieriness of fire, the steeliness of steel, the unutterable muddiness of mud.”
Do you see the glory in the created things around you that the Lord has made?
I drink deeply of the coolness of water. The juicy steak. The hickory smoked almonds. Smell deeply the scent of old books. Let the gentle breeze whisk along my legs and arms.
I think we flash by this amazing world in a bustle and hurry. We get so caught up staring at our bright screens or attached to our communication devices we have lost sight of the greatness of the simple, yet complex, things around us.
Open your eyes to the deep beauty that points to an even deeper Beauty.