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Lianne, our daughter, while walking to her friend’s house, noticed something unmistakably breathtaking. She couldn’t resist capturing the alluring image on her mobile phone. In the photograph, streaking through the green leaves of a tree enveloped with white flowers was a beam of the warm sunlight of the setting sun.
It was picturesque.
In the hustle and bustle of life, we often miss taking a glimpse of the beauty that encompasses us. Our calendars are full. Our weeks and days are narrowed down to a list of seemingly endless tasks that when completed, we end up with a fresh list again. We are choked by the humdrum realities of life that we often forget life is not a destination but a journey to be cherished dearly and enjoyed deliberately.
“Life is a journey and not a destination“
When was the last time, you paused and appreciated the exquisite beauty that surrounds you? Look around – the vibrant colours of nature, animals in magnificent splendour, the fragrance of flowers, birds in different sizes and colours, the touch of the gentle breeze, the smile of a baby, the aroma of fresh coffee, the sound of laughter of friends, the birds which chirp outside our window, the scent of rain that falls on dry sand. the soothing voice of a mother calming her crying infant.
“If you look closely, there is unmistakable beauty around us”
We don’t need to look far. Look at ourselves. The ’average’ human heart beats more than three billion times in an average life span. Our nose has the capacity to recognise a trillion scents. Information zooms along our nerves at the speed of 400 kmph, faster than a bullet train. Our blood vessels could circle earth’s equator 4 times and scientists say that the distance around the earth at the equator is 40,075 km. And these are just a few of the fascinating facts of us, humans.
“Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering” – Fanny Crosby
The extravagance of nature and the intricate design of mankind, tells us there is an intelligent Designer behind His creation. The Bible says, “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world”.
Are we listening?