Beauty Calls Out for Us to Believe

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Beauty Calls Out

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Beauty

calls out

for us to believe

we are loved and protected

by the Unseen

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Beauty

calls out

and points to the One

Who created everything

alongside His Son.

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Wendy/2015

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Beauty in creation is evidence of a Divine Artist and Creator.

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So many types of shells, flowers, and even rocks reveal an imagination and artistry that didn’t stop until He’d said, “It is good.”

When God made us in His image He also said, “It is good.”

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But there was one not so little detail He included in our nature. He gave us freewill. And when Adam and Eve were tempted to disobey God, they did.

Banished from the Garden of Eden and destined to die, they had to work long and hard to feed themselves. And the death of their innocence was passed down to the rest of us.

We are all born spiritually dead.

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Beauty calls out to us.

It reminds us of a time before and a time to come. Perfection will once again be the place we call Home when we’ve believed and trusted in the One who paidย the penalty for our sin.

Heaven is our good home.

And by the grace of God I’m walking the road that leads me to its shore.

Jesus makes us spiritually alive.

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Today’s poem was inspired by some lovely wordsย Diane Taylor ย ย wrote in the comment section of my previous post.

She has written a book about memoir writing, and I’ve been reading it on my tea breaks while I’m out in my garden. Slowly I’ve been writing notes about my own life journey I’ll be sharing one day.

Like Adam and Eve’s story, it has some not so pretty parts in it.

But God makes everything beautiful in its time.

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Today’s pictures are from a private beach I was invited to visit earlier this summer.

What’s your favorite beautiful place to visit?

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Beautiful Blessings ~ Wendy

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I have linked up with Sunday Stillness by Janis Cox.

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42 thoughts on “Beauty Calls Out for Us to Believe

    1. Thank you, Cynthia. Yes, her book is packed full of inspiration and how-to’s. I’m gathering ideas. I’m almost finished reading it and will read it again. I already know how my memoir will begin and end, thanks to her wisdom. I appreciate your encouragement. I’m trusting in God’s timing for everything as I wait to hear back about my fiction manuscript. It’s been an honor to receive interest by agents. But I’m still new at this, and I anticipate a long road ahead. I look forward to reading another book of yours. Your humble, honest story telling is refreshing and engaging (and I love your sense of humor). ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Stunning words, great pictures, you make me want to lie down on one of those pictures staring at the sky! I would love to walk the shores of heaven too! Thanks for sharing the wonderful post Wendy!
    Much love. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Wendy, what beautiful pictures! What a gift to visit that private beach!

    These lines? “Beauty calls out to us.

    It reminds us of a time before and a time to come. Perfection will once again be the place we call Home when weโ€™ve believed and trusted in the One who paid the penalty for our sin.” They spoke to me.

    Let’s see . . . one of the most beautiful places is a beach at sunset. I’ve been to Florida beaches, California beaches and Hawaiian beaches . . . they all take my breath away at sunset.

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  3. Wendy:
    What a beautiful and serene message. Isn’t is amazing the different effects the ocean has on us individually? For me, I long for the warm tropical ocean breezes and soft lapping waves, long walks on the beach…and talking with my Lord. Bless you, Wendy for your gracious and giving heart.

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  4. Beautiful words and photos Wendy. Not being able to go far at the moment Im just so very grateful for our lovely garden. I know many people don’t have one and I can’t imagine life without one so huge floods of gratitude just for that today ๐Ÿ˜Š x

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  5. Lovely words. Lovely images. And a lovely reminder of why the beauty in nature draws me in and closer to our Creator. Whether I’m in my own backyard garden or walking the shoreline near my home, I see glimpses of His glory everywhere and that moves me to worship Him. Thank you for this creative and inspiring post, Wendy.

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  6. Hmmm…the most beautiful place I’d like to visit is a toss up between the mountains and the beach. Now that I think about it, I’ve seen more beauty while hiking in the mountains than anywhere else. But I think I like the beach better:)

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    1. Judy, there’s something about a beach that reaches down inside of us and calls us to rest. It can be the middle of a stressful week and a trip to an ocean or lake shore transports me to that ‘holiday’ place. I agree a beach is better.

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    1. The places you mentioned have intriguing names. Do you have a link to a post with pictures of them? I’d love to see it. My husband hopes to take me to Scotland one day. A wild shore is always a treat. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you.

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  7. Beautiful images and words. Your post brings the following verse to mind: โ€œ For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualitiesโ€”his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
    Romans 1:20 NLT
    When I view the beauty and power of His creation I am quite content in knowing that we live by a logical and reasonable faith, not a blind one.

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    1. Thank you, Gene. You’ve quoted one of my all-time favorite Scriptures. This verse gives me peace when the atheists in my life shake their fingers at me and accuse God of not revealing Himself, and therefore they will not believe. I understand their frustration in how reliant we must be on faith rather than evidence, but Romans 1:20 clearly states we are without excuse. In the meantime I will keep praying for the Spirit to reveal how wide and deep His Love is for them, for all of us. Blessings, friend.

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  8. This is such a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing it!

    I enjoy it here in my own state of Arkansas. It is referred to as “the natural state”. It is covered with trees and gets enough rain in the summer that it usually remains green in spite of the heat.. I like to go for drives down rural highways.

    Blessings,
    Theresa

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  9. Beautiful, Wendy. And I love your honesty. My most beautiful place to visit? I don’t think I’ve been there yet! ๐Ÿ™‚ But you know I love to go to Disney World. But when I think of beautiful … I think of Alaska or Europe. One day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, dear Shelli. My husband wants to go to Alaska. I’d love to take a Christian cruise up the coastline or fly in. Natural beauty is my favorite, and the old architecture and gardens of Europe would be beautiful too. I suspect the best part about Disney is the smiles on all the children’s faces. ๐Ÿ™‚

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