Sunday, March 30, 2014

Time for beautiful things

For the first time in forever I was home from worship because I was under the weather. I'm resting and doing some fun internet wandering finding some lovely music that met me where I was today - in my jammies, drinking lots of fluids and cuddling with my dog, Aggie.

I came across two bands I'd not heard of before: The Rend Collective (Experiment)  and Gungor. If you follow the link to Rend you'll find the song "O my soul" (it's time to look up) that got this thinking all going to result in a long-needed post here.

I had intended on talking with the children this morning about playing the game "I spy" during the children's message. This week's lesson was about a blind man who was healed and able to see the world for the first time. The questions I was going to ask them was, "What do you think was the first thing the previously blind man saw when he regained his sight? How do you think he felt suddenly seeing the world?

The truth of the matter is, we all carry blindness with us.

There are beautiful things all around our lives, but we are often short-sighted in seeing and being grateful for them.

We just need to have our vision restored to see the beauty.

The first video posted above is the performance of Gundor's - "Beautiful things". The one I post below is a clever fan work to emphasize and help the hearer "see" the message of this song.

"You make beautiful things out of dust."

God has made you beautiful -
even in our blindness.
God had made beautiful things out of dust...

It's time you knew you were beautiful and loved.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Tara. Sometimes we only need to stop, be open and let God surprise us. I stopped and listened to this song and read your reflection. taking a moment to know God is making beautiful things(me a work in progress) brings hope, joy and peace. Thank you for opening my eyes today. Love Gwen w.