|Even in death there is beauty|
Americans on their native soil, and thousands expatriated around the globe will celebrate Thanksgiving this month. If you are on FaceBook you probably are seeing meme after meme posted focusing on taking time to count our blessings. As we look around at our world and at the circle of friends and acquaintances that make up our day to day, we know that along with the good there is the disruption of the unexpected, and the disappointments that living under the sun brings: physical illnesses; loss of loved ones; difficult job environments; strained relationships, and for Believers--times when God seems quiet and distant. To paraphrase C. S. Lewis, "If we are not comfortable in this world, could it be that we were never meant to live in the world as it is?" Undoubtably, it is the case that, the great thinker was certainly in line with the theme of God's message throughout the Scripture.
|Fall, in our fallen world, still reflects vestiges of beauty|