Beauty is much deeper than what meets the eyes. It's what has happened deep beneath the surface. A culmination of the intricate processes that it took to create that finished product. If you aren't carefully observant, you'll miss it. A masterpiece in the eyes of the discerning is a waste of space in the eyes of the foolish. Again I say, beauty is much deeper than what meets the eyes.
Every tear, every smile, every hardship and every trial, God causes it all to work together for your good. But what does that truly mean? It means that no matter the different seasons you've gone through, that God has brought them all together to create something beautiful. That something beautiful is you.
Just as a caterpillar crawls into the cocoon and disintegrates into a soupy mess, so have many of you this last season. But right when it looked as if everything was over for you, new parts of you began to form in a tight and concealed space. You saw different. You felt joy in a place of pain. You saw light in a place where you were surrounded by darkness. And within an instant, one crack of light completely transformed you.
You became this beautifully vibrant butterfly wearing the deep geometrical patterns of the process you went through. Only those who have eyes to see, will see it. Only those who have ears to hear, can hear it. Your process might've been rough, but let me tell you one thing...
It made you beautiful...
"He has made everything beautiful in its time."
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
Romans 8:28 NIV
"But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him."
Jeremiah 18:4 NIV
Song(s) Meditation: Beautiful by The Walls Group
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Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
In just this last year alone, what were some of your lowest moments? What were some of your greatest? At this point, what are the beautiful things that were birthed from the process of it all?