Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is . Psalm 147:1Praise is beautiful! When I was doing the word a day thing a few years ago I pick symphony as a word (those were not random). I wrote about how everyone is different and as such, every heart beat is different. I know that my friends who are in the health profession can attest to that. God hears the heart beats of every person on this earth at the same time, and all of those heartbeats come together in harmony to make a wonderful symphony of praise to God! You might wonder if even the "evil" or non-christian heartbeats reach God and the answer would be YES! He longs for ever heart to beat for Him and until that heartbeat stops He will listen intently to its rhythm.
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering ward us, not willing that any should perish but that should . 2 Peter 3:9Moving on....
He has made everything in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11He has made everything beautiful in its time.... even me? Yes would be the answer to that question. I need to believe that more. Not to think I am beautiful or anything in a conceited way, but to remember He doesn't make junk! Everything in this world has beauty of some kind... this is probably going to sound crazy, but that pile of poo on the ground will decay and fertilize the ground in a way that maybe a beautiful flower or some luscious green grass will grow. As a result the poo has become beautiful...
I believe this parable could have two meanings... in light of the previous verse from Ecclesiastes... "He has put eternity in their hearts"... we seek something to fill the God shaped hole in our lives... when we find it we will do anything to get it! In light of God, he also seeks us, He wants our beautiful hearts to beat for Him, and he will search for us until He finds us.
And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10:15People in ministry are beautiful... that doesn't just mean those who preach or teach... all those who bring God's word and love to the world are beautiful. Opening minds and hearts to the beauty of God and His wonderful gift of eternal peace, makes them beautiful. I am so glad there are people like that in this world.
Thanks for Reading! God Bless You All!
Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major is my favorite and the way this is put together with Seek Ye First is awesome! This is a beautiful symphony right here!