While in the process of taking the picture above, my husband asked me why I had chosen to do so. From the tone in his voice, he obviously didn’t think there was anything special about it. At first glance, most people would likely agree. After all, it was ordinary. Or, was it?
When I initially noticed the bird from a distance, there were at least 20 others surrounding it. The closer I walked towards them, they began to fly away. But, not this one. It sat there peacefully portraying such confidence without being bothered by me in the slightest bit. It was the peace and confidence that drew me in. You know, the “small stuff”.
Living in a culture that tends to focus on outward beauty, I think we often miss the beauty that can only come from within. That is, the beauty of the Lord within each one of us. I, for one, do not believe that there is anything more beautiful than peace, confidence, kindness, gentleness and love when expressed by another. These attributes far out weight beauty that is skin deep.
With that said, lets strive to be the people that recognize the beauty within others. Let’s be on the look out for the “small stuff” within the people that we encounter each day. I think that as we do this, we will find much more deep and meaningful relationships. And we will begin to see the Lord in a new and beautiful way.