Friday, March 09, 2007

God of All Beauty

Psalm 57:10-11 (New International Version)

10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;

let your glory be over all the earth.

It was mid February, several years ago, when I spent a few hours on the 55th floor of the Toronto Dominion Centre, waiting for Paul, who was having laser eye surgery.

I had lots of time to gaze down on the city and the view beyond. Sun reflected off the waters of Lake Ontario, stirred into silver ripples by a cold, cold winter wind. Beneath the ripples, subtle bands of aquamarine and violet gray warmed the silk green of the lake with a promise of spring-time to come.

Toronto Island lay far below in the foreground--its seeming tranquility and natural beauty in stark contrast to the towering city of glass that had sprung up around it.

I had admired the doormen of the Royal York Hotel as we passed on our way from Union Station, their long greatcoats and fur hats, protecting them from the chill of the biting winds. They looked as if they'd stepped from early 20th century Russia.

I loved our foray into the city, and was as wide eyed and wondering as any tourist!

Prayer: Dear Lord--you who made the waters of the world in all of their many kinds of beauty, I praise, honour and worship you. You are the God of all beauty.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You have the gift of describing beauty in words that I envy. I have looked over that lake and that view many times and it still leaves me breathless. There are times, in this world of sorrow and pain, that one needs to be reminded of beauty and peace. Thanks, Dave Hingsburger