sunshine through Bradford pear branches early spring


An early-morning drive in the spring sunshine. Noticing the first emerging blooms of Bradford pear and flowering quince. Mist still hovering in the woods, about to scatter.

A wide drive, a welcome sign, the murmur of voices in a room down the corridor. Freshly-painted walls in the sanctuary. Fresh flowers on the table, bright in the rays of sun shining through the windows.

Warm greetings, smiles, kind words.

Beautiful music, soaring.

So many different kinds of light.

Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun.

Ecclesiastes 11:7

red line embellished

sunshine through Bradford pear branches early spring

Image: Bradford pear canopy, early spring (cropped), Famartin, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

2 responses to “Loveliness”

  1. Thanks, HAT– I love it! I had never thought about it, but with that first “Let there be light,” we also got “Let there be beauty!” –Pete

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  2. So true, Pete! And you know, the Hebrew word for “good” in Genesis 1 can also be translated “beautiful” depending on the context, so the good comes right along with that, too … “Beautiful Savior” / “Fairest Lord Jesus” … “the promise of happiness” … “the splendor of truth” we could go on free associating this way about beauty for a long time!


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