Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

In my usually not humble enough opinion, the photo above shows something of beauty… yes, I posted a picture of a flower, and no, I’m not going to surrender my “Man Card” for posting it.

But that’s where the eye of the beholder comes in, I think…

God has created awesome beauty, such as the simple flower in this photo.  Are we “man enough” to admit it?  I would hope so.

So why is it then that many can’t just admit it?

For that matter, why is it that so many can’t even admit that God exists, particularly in light of the overwhelming evidence?  Why won’t some folks admit that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God in spite of the evidence? It’s sad, really…

It would seem that so many are worried about what someone else might say about them.  In the case of this photo some “tough guy” might call me a “girly man” because I admit the obvious fact that it is beautiful.  Someone might call you an idiot because you acknowledge that God is really there, or they might call you an extremist because you will admit the truth about Jesus Christ; pathetic isn’t it?

Those men who refuse to admit the truth about God will perish, and while I take no joy in saying so, I can’t see the point of perishing with them in order to impress them.

Wouldn’t it make much more sense to worry less about what certain people might say and simply acknowledge what is right and true?  Wouldn’t it make more sense to worry less about what someone might think, and stand up for Jesus Christ?  And wouldn’t it also make sense to give Him the praise and glory that He deserves, not to mention the thanks for His glorious creation?

By the way, who would be the bigger man?

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About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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