I was at this event with one of my former music students, now sister friend. She won a poem contest and her poem is featured in this year's Drexel magazine. Crazy right? Such a proud "mom". Congrats Mariam! I was scanning through the magazine and I saw the most perplexing piece of art work. It's called "Beauty After Death". The picture was of a dead flower but it was honestly so beautiful. I was deeply moved.
I instantly thought of myself and all the times that something died in my life; plans, dreams, expectations. There were times when I honestly thought that everything had died and there was no purpose for my life. That there could not possibly be hope or beauty after the consistent disappointments I faced. And somehow, by God's mercy, I have become astoundingly beautiful inside and out. Certainly no credit to myself, but simply a reaction of what happens when we adopt God's mindset for our own. The word of God says, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man. The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Cor 2:9
If you feel as though some thing or things have died in your life, please be encouraged. I am a testimony that though trials come, they make you who you are. They don't happen TO you, they happen FOR YOU. You will be stronger, you will shine brighter, and you are and always have been beautiful!
The Beautiful After Death