TOBI BENTON

Beauty 17/365 – 2016

Beauty 17/365 – 2016

Beauty 17/365 – 2016

20160101-IMG_5575Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs forth from the earth; and righteousness looks down from heaven.  Psalm 85:10-11

Imagine a kiss. Imagine the nearness of an unflinching gaze. The caress of warm breath on your cheek. The softness of lips conveying love. A kiss requires vulnerability and increases intimacy, two characters woven in a moment of oneness.

Love, faithfulness, righteousness, and peace – all attributes of our God who promises peace to his people. Everything about Jesus illustrates a compassionate God, one who meets and touches another in a personal, tangible way. God made flesh.

but let them not return to folly.  (vs. 8)

May we remember obedience because we nurture an imagination that insists God is present and active and continues to capture our hearts with love. Restore us, O Lord.

Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. (vs. 9)

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