Breathtaking Beauty

Standing in Church today the guest preacher asserts, “Our beauty takes God’s breath away.”  I think to myself….Does it really? Do we really take His breath away?? 

I know God sees us as diamonds as I wrote in a recent journal entry and I believe He sees us as beautiful as I mention in my previous “Beautiful You” writing but breathtaking? How many people can take your breath away? I’ve seen a few but the amount is in the single digits.

Right after the preacher proclaimed this bold statement, with my eyes closed, I ask God if that statement is true. My thoughts toward God were, I know you see me as a diamond but if what this guy (preacher) is saying is true let me see diamonds.  

I suppose I could have looked on the left hand on some of the engaged or married women nearby and seen a few representations of somebody’s love and commitment shining forth on their ring finger but I like to ask God for less obvious clues.

Opening my eyes and looking towards the pulpit, I do not see anything. I glance down and nearly popping off the chair is a pattern made of diamonds. I have been going to the same church for three years and I never noticed the diamonds all around me. 

When God wants to show us something He will make sure the message is perfectly clear. As if the diamond fabric answer did not satisfy my soul as soon as the service is over, I turn around and say hello to the lady behind me and it just so happened that she is the woman that sang the words “Your love is like radiant diamonds” sparking my previous diamond story written last month. 

I tell her I wrote a story about diamonds and how she inspired it. Pointing out the diamonds on the chair; I share with her diamonds are everywhere and without hesitation she shows me her notepad and says,

 “I know, I was drawing diamonds, look…the diamonds are dripping diamonds.”


Taken back in delightful surprise, with a WOW, I ask if can I take a picture of the diamonds she doodled. 

I share this story with you because I want you to be encouraged and for you to know your true beauty, “breathtaking beauty.” You take God’s breath away! 

Apparently we do take God’s breath away. I do not know why I am surprised by this conclusion, after all He made us. 

God is very much alive and He speaks to us vividly. He spoke this breathtaking message to me today and how we take His breath away. Simply ask God a question and listen. His answer may just take your breath away too. It certainly took mine. 🙂 

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About Timothy S.

I am of lover of all. I love people. I believe everyone should be heard and I hope during that process that peace, love, encouragement, learning and growth are spread throughout society. I would much enjoy if you interact with my Journey so I can learn from you. Sign up for email updates when I post a new article.
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10 Responses to Breathtaking Beauty

  1. Lindsey says:

    Great read, its always good to be reminded how God sees us often times people are faced with depression and other illnesses/ life events that may make it hard to see this. I hope this article touches someone experiencing that.

  2. Renee Hively says:

    Love it! We are all connected.

  3. dissocmeRuss says:

    Way to “test the spirits” when you are listening to others speaking in God’s name, professing them to be God’s words. Great way to meditate on those words.
    (Anything between you two other than a sketch? Inquiring minds want to know!)

  4. Rosie Gladysz says:

    Wow !! This story is beautiful and so true as I read and think about it !! Actually it takes my breath away !! In fact it brought tears to my eyes because, I deeply feel God’s love and beauty inside of all of us because he made us perfect and is all up to us to conserve our beauty inside and out !! Thank you so much for writting such a beautiful piece !! Amazinly done !! I absolutely love it 🙂

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