Friday, August 12, 2011

A Reflection of Beauty~

Beauty.

Whenever I think of this word, my thoughts are always drawn to the moon and my daddy.

"Daddy, isn't the moon sooooooooooooo beautiful?"

"Yes, it is darlin, but you know, it is just dirt and sand."

"It is? But how can it be so beautiful? How can it shine so bright?"

"It just reflects the light and the brillance of the sun".




A simple conversation between a little girl and her daddy years ago, and yet I still hear his words when I gaze upon the moon.

A simple fact that revealed to me an amazing truth.

I, too, am made of dirt and dust. On my own I am not particularly beautiful, (although I imagine my Daddy would beg to differ with me).

Yet, when I align my life with that of my Heavenly Father and allow Him to shine in and through me, I become bright with His beauty. I shine with His glory.

A fingertip gently wiping a tear flowing from a hurting heart.

Knees bent low, lifting another up in prayer.

Eyes seeing a need and feet walking toward it.

This is beauty.

A reflection of HIS beauty.

Shining bright and glorious...just like the moon~




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14 comments:

  1. Oh, so SO lovely. Beautifully done, Stacy - just gorgeous. Thank you.

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  2. Your post ... straight in to my heart!
    Thank you!

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  3. You are beautiful my friend...and such beauty in the words you share from within...hugs!

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  4. Hi Stacy - what a lovely analogy and yet so very true.
    God bless and have a great weekend
    Tracy

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  5. This is beautiful. (It reminds me of the scene in Our Town when Emily can't stop staring at the moon.) And your Dad sounds like a pretty wise and loving man.

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  6. This is so true. When we reflect the love of God we become bright with His beauty. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. I love this story! Such a wonderful illustration :)

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  8. Everytime I see the moon this truth pops into my mind. It is reflecting the sun. I must reflect the Son! Beautiful post. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  9. Stacy, thanks for your beautiful words. It inspires me to continue digging, writing and sharing even the imperfect. Our God is clever, isn't He?! I loved your analogy of the moon and us simply being dirt. Our beauty is but a reflection of His. Enjoy your week!

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  10. Gorgeous!! This really touched my heart! You are an amazing writer, thank you for sharing that with us! You have a beautiful heart!

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  11. Safia Rasheed(B.V.S. Parsi High School)January 8, 2012 at 3:42 AM

    Wow! this is fabulous!
    Infact, outer beauty is the reflection of beautiful soul!

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