When I was sick, I would look at people who were focused on making things beautiful around them, and I would think they were crazy. “People are dying out here, and they’re worried about what color curtains to hang?” I would think.
Can I be honest with you? As someone who’s been pulled out of the hard things into better things I can see now that I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Hanging curtains for some people is them being exactly who God has designed them to be and doing exactly what He’s asked them to do in this season. It’s the outward expression of our Creator in them, and it blesses everyone around them.
The beautifiers are a gift to us from God. Instead of seeing what is, they see what could be. And in doing so, they give us all a little more inspiration, a little more boldness, a little more urge to get out there and create until we see that being disciples demands the same principle – seeing what is around us and asking, “how could this be made a little more like heaven?“
I love what The Nester wrote in her post on Hope for the Weary Home.
I like to torture myself by adopting messes and trying to bring out their beauty. It’s my favorite and simultaneously, it’s the worst…
Photo by Steph’s husband.