What One Receives in Beauty
Since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. Romans 1:20
When the snow and the cold arrived last week, I celebrated. I am one of the few that love cold weather. Wearing warm clothes, building a fire, taking long runs and drinking hot chocolate, that’s my kind of special! The one place I wanted to experience more than any other was our Historic Campus. I learned living in the North Carolina Mountains that snow seems to express beauty more than any other part of nature. I have also learned that even though our church is just a man-made structure there seems to be something sacred about this place. It’s why tens of thousands of people flock there every year, it’s not just to get a scenic picture, they say it’s something that words cannot express. They just know when they experience it. I believe the great conservationist John Muir correctly observed, “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”
Our own Clayton Colleran captured the picture below.