How do you be truly, TRULY thankful for all of the wonderful things our LORD has provided for us?
Is it being fully filled with awe and wonder?
Of course you can 'capture' beauty by the snapshot of a camera. Or the sketching of a picture. Or the describing of what you see.
But that's not truly capturing the beauty! And I don't mean capturing it like taking it all to hoard for yourself and hold inside you. I mean capturing it. Like how Jesus captures us. How you capture the full essence of something to its very fullest. How you feel it to its fullest.
Is that what capturing beauty is? Fully feeling it?
I just want to take it all in, drink it all up, feel all of it, be thankful for all of it...! How can you be the most thankful? What is true thankfulness...just saying "thank you"? It doesn't seem enough.
But then again, anything we ever do is never enough. Only Jesus' blood covers it all, cleanses our sins, and purifies us enough so that we can enter into His courts with thanksgiving and praise. We are forever indebted to Him, for what He has done for us. Only He is enough.
Thankfulness is described as gratitude, or, a lively sense of good received. "The love of God is the sublimest gratitude" (Noah Webster). And "gratitude is an agreeable emotion, consisting in or accompanied with good will to a benefactor... Gratitude is a virtue of the highest excellence, as it implies a feeling and generous heart, and a proper sense of duty."
Gratitude. Thankfulness. Beauty. Capturing it all. Giving it all. Wondering at it all.
What can I say?
Thank You Heavenly Father for all of this.
:) It's so beautiful outside today.