Do you ever get discouraged because you find yourself noticing more imperfections than beauty in the world around you? Do you ever focus on what’s not right with you instead of focusing on what’s beautiful about you? The world around you can be overwhelming and dark unless you make an effort to notice what’s beautiful and special about this planet and the people who inhabit it.

You have to see clearly. It is how He sees us; fearfully and wonderfully made. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 (NIV)

On August 21, 2017, the power of His beauty was revealed in the solar eclipse.

The movement of His Creation was viewed all over the world.

The darkness witnessed by many was profound; the light which emerged was miraculous!

How do you make something beautiful? God knows. His closeness is real, and His beauty is mighty!

God knows the beauty of the sun, moon and stars. He created it all. He knows the beauty of the multitude of people you pass in traffic, people in line at the Piggly Wiggly and that person you saw in a picture once. He knows the beauty of the darkness that comes each night and the daylight that follows, the dark coolness that comes with a total eclipse and the sudden, warm splash of light that appears when it’s over.

God knows beauty. YOU are beautiful!

 

Please join us on September 29th from 7-8:30am at Canterbury United Methodist Church for our first annual Women’s City Prayer Breakfast. We will also have a Service Fair following the Prayer Breakfast to connect and inform women of local outreach opportunities.

For tickets: http://canterburyumc.org/prayerbreakfast   Enjoy this annual event bringing women together in prayer, service, and fellowship to make an impact in our city. Sophie Hudson will be our keynote speaker this year. Sophie is a funny and entertaining Southern writer and speaker who lives in Birmingham. She hopes that through her stories, women find encouragement and hope in the everyday, joy filled moments of life. We’re also happy to have Janet Hall, WBRC Fox6 News Anchor, as our Emcee.

 

*Eclipse Photo from NASA.gov website – Jeletic.png

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