A hint of Beauty this week:
It was a cold morning, and I had left Hubbie’s car outside of the garage, but I needed to get going anyway. It was routine . . . mumble mumble mumble . . . gotta get going . . . mumble mumble . . . get those car keys in . . mmb . . . start up the engine . . .
And THEN — I looked up, out, through the windshield! There, right in front of my face I looked, I really looked at the windshield, and saw the beautiful pattern the frost had laid down on the glass.
It was fascinating. It pulled me up out of my routine and I just had to stare and appreciate and “feel” the little snow stars.
Fractals. I’m sure there are mathematical formulas to describe those patterns with numbers; beautiful formulas to describe the beautiful material patterns!
We’re created for Beauty. We’re created with the capacity to recognize Beauty. We’re created to find enjoyment in Beauty. We’re created to desire the Source of Beauty, the Creator Himself.
I’ve been reading from that book on Heaven * to my Monday class. It says we’ll see our Creator, face to face, in all His glory. Our intellects will be glorified and we will see things in all their glory and splendor and beauty. We won’t see just reflections of Beauty, hints of Beauty, we’ll see the essence of Beauty itself, and we will see our own soul as the beautiful creation that it is.
We will know ourselves clearly. We will see ourselves as we really are. Quote:
“We shall see (our soul) clothed with a surpassing Beauty, adorned with gems of grace and good works, and shining in the presence of God like a bright star. This sight of ourselves will kindle in us sentiments of unbounded gratitude to God who is the giver of our existence.”
An encounter with Beauty can take our breath away.
But with our intellects clarified and glorified (in Heaven) we will live forever within the full enjoyment of surpassing, enchanting Beauty that is the Presence of God, Ever-Beautiful, Ever-Glorious, Ever-Lovely.
And we will know and love and possess Him and all that He has for us.
It’s enough to make one want to seriously begin preparing!!!
.* The Happiness of Heaven by F.J. Boudreaux
(easily available at Amazon and as an eBook elsewhere)