For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things. - Colossians 1:19-20 In German, it’s hübsch-hässlich. In French, d’un beau affreux. What the impressionist painter Paul Gauguin encapsulated as, “Le laid peut être beau” — the ugly can be beautiful.
For the Thursday of #PassionWeek: There are no words... the verse that chokes up and changes a life: " 'And on the night He was BETRAYED... He broke bread & lifted it up & GAVE THANKS.' If Jesus can give thanks *in that*? I can give thanks in everything." [ ~ One Thousand Gifts, A Dare to Fully Right Where You Are #1000gifts
yeah.... We give thanks to God not because of how we feel, but because of who He is --- and our ThanksGIVING -- turns into ThanksLIVING. Give thanks — and discover that the *Giver Himself* is the Gift & He alone is always, always, always, enough. Thanksgiving -- eucharisteo -- thanksgiving, always, always precedes the miracle. ~ #1000Gifts Ann Voskamp