Monday, April 8, 2013

Beauty is designed love

Hello Beautiful

In just a few weeks the blog will be two years old.  As I spoke with a friend who is a much more accomplished writer, I began to recall my original intent in writing these posts.  What began as a way to organize my thoughts for a book has transformed my views on the subject of beauty.  This path has taken me from beauty to design, and from design to the beauty of creation.  In creation, beauty of action.  And through action the beauty of love.

This transformation of thought has lead me to believe that beauty is designed love.  The ultimate execution of such action coming from our Creator.  Every morning is presented with a sunrise and and every day ended with lights suspended in a the deepest blue sky.  In between we find promising rainbows and Grandma’s cookies.  Self-sacrificing friends and finely crafted clothing.  Food, animals, buildings, and electronics all pointing to one source.  This unrelenting love permeates everything we do and everywhere we may imagine to venture.  Each one of us carrying a small ember of its fire like a lantern for our journeys.

As I sat in church a few weeks ago we sang one of my favorite lines:

“…My heart will always sing
I love You, I love You
My heart will always sing
I love You, I love You…”
          -Jason Ingram, Kari Jobe

When I sing that I sense every cell in my body resonating in agreement.  No matter what happens—if I am mad at God, sad in life, happy at work, or just average—I can always say, without a doubt that there is still Love.  An unrelenting approximation of the unconditional Love He has for us.  I feel as though there can be no other conclusion than this.  The mutual exchange of Love we have with our Creator is our reason for existence.  It is what makes everything else not only pleasant, but functional.  Your propensity for change and desire for excellence is not because you desire to be beautiful.  It is because you love, and you are loved.