The Beautifully Imperfect Life

I took all of these pictures at the same place from almost the same vantage point – yet their content is uniquely beautiful.

 

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While academics can attempt to define a ‘good picture’, they can’t tell you what you believe beautiful to be.

As cliche as it is – beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

Beauty is mysterious.

While there is always some sort of light, the brightest, most vibrant sunset, doesn’t necessary mean better.

Bigger doesn’t mean  better.

More doesn’t mean better.

Newer doesn’t mean better.

The soft clouds.. The dark horizon.. They have value in the equation of beauty.

Contentment is a blessing.

No one, and nothing, in this life is going to be perfect.

It all falls short of perfection and eventually fades away.

The only thing perfect was mocked as He hung on a cross.

“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” -Philippians 4:11-13

And while we are to be content in the finished work of Christ…

We are also to remain hopeful in this life as we joyfully seek our Maker…

Meditating on the beauty of the physically unseen..

Of grace.

Of mercy.

While we love each other well…

In the same way that He loved us…

& gave Himself up for us.

I am Yours & You are mine.