A picture beautiful enough to be a postcard. I have never been to California or seen this scenery in person, but its beauty shines through. Its wonderful to visit new places, to see magnificent vistas that take the breath away and leave one with a memory that lasts for years. As I was thinking about how wonderful this picture was, I thought of this passage from the book of 2nd Corinthians.
2 Corinthians 4:2-6 (WEB)
2) But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3) Even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled in those who perish;
4) in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them.
5) For we don’t preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake;
6) seeing it is God who said, “Light will shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
You can tell a lot about people by just looking at their face. Lines on it show stress, happiness, grief and joy. But what I like most is to see the look of love; I was taken aback yesterday, when my wife put vitamin E on my incision scar and then gently massaged the surrounding muscles. I can't explain it, but I have never felt more loved in my whole life. The only way I can explain it was that it was more beautiful than the picture, but even that doesn't really do it justice. Perhaps when I see Jesus face to face I might really be able to capture the feeling. Until then, I will keep looking at pictures, postcards and sunsets and look for love.