Saturday, October 1, 2011

Eyes to See the Beauty

All this earth is groaning.
Groaning for peace...
What can come of us
If we don't see the beauty
Of all of His creation?
He formed us each
Out of the dust
With a beauty in mind...
A unique beauty
And a calling.
But there are souls
Who can't hear it.
Who will tell them?

Judgement will come.
One day it will come.
What have we done
With His love?
Who have we treated
As precious?
Who have we walked on by?
What atrocities have we Committed?
What heartbreak have they Endured
For His name sake?
How many scars do they bear
From wrongs suffered?

When He formed us,
Fashioned us
It was for a purpose.
It was to have
Sweet fellowship with Him.
It was to take
The knowledge of Him
To the ends of the earth.
It was to dwell together in Harmony.
Lifting up holy hands in praise.
Singing hymns of redemption.
Using it all for good
To raise up a standard of love.

Let's stop staining our hands  
With the pain of others.
Instead, looking into
Hearts and eyes
Letting people affect us.
For even we were formed
Out of the dust.
Men will be evil.
But some men will be full Of Him,
Taking His name to the hurting.

If we open the door to Our hearts,
Run into His presence,
Fill our souls with grace and Love,
The ugly will become
Beauty in our eyes.
Kindness will drip from our lips.
Hands will be outstretched to
Touch with the beauty
We hold in our hearts.
Souls will be healed and
His name will be known.

I would love for you to visit my friend, Shanda Oakley's site, A Pause on the Path, to see what others are saying about beauty!

From His Lap,


  1. Goggle +1 :) Have a great weekend Erin! :) That's a beauty post!

  2. I always love stopping by your beautiful blog.Your such an inspiration.

  3. Lovely photos! Funny you should call it "eyes of beauty", I have totally revamped my blog and have the tag line of "life through my eyes". As you know I share plenty of photos there...things that I think just make my life a bit more beautiful! ~Hugs,M

  4. Kenny,
    So happy you stopped by! Thanks for the G+! I love your blog too!

  5. Shannon,
    I'm so glad you enjoy my blog. Stop by any time! I love all of the coupons and giveaways on yours! Have fun at the hunting club.

  6. M~
    How are you doing, dear? You know I love you and I love your blog. It's filled with beauty!Thank you so much for stopping by.

  7. Beautiful pictures and words! Sometimes I'm so shocked by the ugly that comes out of my mouth other times I'm moved by the beauty that pours out. It all depends on the source, am I seeking beauty, first in Him and then in others. Beauty matters, it makes a difference.

  8. Amen, Beck! It's a process that we don't learn over night!
    Thank you so much for visiting!

  9. Lovely photos and touching words! Thank you for touching my heart.

  10. Beautiful photos, Erin. Just to think that all creation is groaning, awaiting the time when God will restore all things as He originially intended. I can't even begin to imagine how beautiful the new heaven and earth will be like, but even greater that we will forever be in His presence.

  11. I'm getting ready for bed and what a lovely and encouraging post to end the day with.

  12. A New Song,
    Nothing could make me happier than to hear that I touched someone's heart. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  13. Joan,
    I feel like the time is getting closer and closer every day. Oh, how wonderful it will be!
    Thank you for visiting. You always bless me!

  14. Cheryl,
    I hope you have a peace filled sleep. I'm honored that you stopped by for a visit before bed.
    Be blessed, my friend!

  15. wonderful words!-
    Let's stop staining our hands
    With the pain of others

  16. Thank you, Pamela! I'm so honored that you stopped by. Isn't that a powerful statement. The Lord gave that to me while in prayer.

  17. Oh well said! I love your daisy theme blog and the lovely photography. Thanks for stopping by for a visit Behind the Gate.

  18. Both your photos and your words were so beauty. What magnificent structures in the second photo. God is so incredible to continually give of his earth for us.
    I love the words that the ugly will become beauty in his presence.

  19. Gayle,
    I'm so honored that you stopped by! I love your blog. Thank you for your kind words.

  20. Shanda,
    I love joining up with your beauty hops. There is so much beauty in God's creation. It really makes us think about everything that we take for granted.

  21. What a beautiful post indeed. I enjoyed strolling through and paused on each one to take it in.

    Smile and Mama With Me

  22. Mandi,
    Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoying the beauty of God's creation.

  23. I am so glad to read this after struggling a bit this weekend. I am now ready to face the week feeling peaceful, hopeful, and completely renewed in spirit. Thank you. :)

  24. Cynthia,
    I'm so glad you feel renewed and refreshed. I will pray that this is a good week for you after a tough weekend!

  25. Would you even believe I asked the Lord for a renewed strength only a few minutes before I found this. HE is amazing. He knows our needs. Thank you for beautifully putting His message out there.

  26. Oh yes, Lori, I can believe it because that's just how our Heavenly Father is! He comes to tell us how precious we are and how He longs to be with us, loving through us. I'm so glad that you found some encouragement and strength today.
    Blessings and hugs!


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