24. The Principle of Beauty

“And God saw the light, that it was good.”

          — Genesis 1:4


I was curious the other day to discover exactly what it was that was sparkling on my bedroom floor. My quick assessment was that my daughter or wife must have dropped a small earring. So I leaned over to pick it up. And in the flash of that moment, I realized that the sparkling object wasn’t an earring at all, but merely a droplet of water, bouncing sunlight back to my eyes.


“In the flash of a moment” – that’s how quickly my mind switched gears in order to lay hold of the object. There was no transition, no perplexing or hard effort, just a simple grasp of the matter that my mind seemed to instantly process. I felt satisfied when finally the object of my thought was clear, undeniably so.


I began to wonder whether such an experience (which is common) might somehow offer an understanding of the pattern of God’s creation in the universe. By merely speaking His thought of creation, The Almighty made it so.


Day 24 Guide


Consider the power of your thoughts and your words. Sometimes merely thinking or speaking of beauty can “make it so.”


© 2006, Levi Hill

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