07 December, 2015

Beauty in my day

I've been over the other side of "town" at an OMF gathering. Christmas party/prayer meeting/fellowship day. It's been a full day and I'm about done in, but I just want to show you some beauty from my day. 

Though the temperatures are dipping lower and lower towards the depths of winter we still have some beautiful autumn colors. 

Plus some beauty from the meeting room. One of our members is especially talented in interior decorating and she made our meeting room a delight to the eyes today. 

Then, on my journey home I caught a beautiful sunset sky with a smudge that's Mt Fuji (from our train station). 

There's not a lot in the Bible about admiring beautiful things. But there are these two:

Luke 12:27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 

And from what the Bible says, heaven is an overwhelmingly beautiful place (see Revelations 21:10-27). I like to think that the beauty we enjoy on this earth is but a foretaste of what's waiting for us after death. 

Psalm 27:4 One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lordall the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. 


MOM2_4 said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing and for the reminder to take the time to enjoy the beauty even when things are busy.

Wendy said...

Thanks for dropping by Mom2_4 :D

Georgia said...

Thanks for some familiar views. Natsukashi!

Wendy said...

Hi Georgia. Did you notice they chopped down the pine tree at the "big house" (btw the boys still use that phrase)?

Georgia said...

I think I read about the demise of the kurumatsu in a Ferguson FB post. You know the black pine is the Ichikawa city tree. Alas, no longer "Auntie Georgia's Big House."