I saw God today, in the imperfect and beautiful.
Lisa Leonard on her blog a few weeks back wrote, “Life is imperfect. Life is beautiful.” I have carried these two phrases with me the last couple weeks.
I find myself striving for both of these in life, the imperfect – striving against, the beautiful – striving for.
We all want to live in the beautiful. Life is often that, but seldom perfect. When I live my life for perfection do I miss a piece of God’s heart? Of His redemption? Of the possible beauty hidden in the imperfect?
I am not saying God gives us a license to sin or not to try. I am simply saying that when I do mess up or life turns upside down, can I accept the imperfect? And in that acceptance find beauty there.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time…” Ecc 3:11
Can you find beauty in your imperfect today?