The preliminary beauty
Aren’t we beautiful? Aren't we brave?
We try so hard
to please our Lord, to serve Him,
to give of ourselves, to connect with others.
We are not very good at it
but that doesn't weaken our resolve.
My very young granddaughter
is just learning to use her fingers.
Grasping clumsily at objects.
She’s not very good at it,
but it’s the beauty of her efforts,
the concentration, determination
and my already knowing she will one day
use her hands so perfectly graceful
to express her love, to give and receive,
to serve and please her Lord.
O child of God, the more you see the preliminary beauty,
the nearer you are to the viewpoint of God.