Noticing, Day 15: glory together

Today I notice how trees, taken piece by piece — one limb, one twig, one section of trunk — are strangely shaped things, weird and irregular and disproportionate. But take all those odd parts together and somehow glory happens.

glory, noticed in a different October

glory, noticed in a different October

It’s the same way with so many things: study just a finger or an ear and find it strange and weird, but put it together with a body, functioning as it is meant: glory.

I notice that it’s easy to go from here to scriptural metaphors.

He is the vine; we the branches. Without Him, we can do nothing, but connected to Him, glory happens.

We are members of the body connected to Christ the head: strange and weird and sometimes downright ugly taken separately, of astonishing loveliness joined together with Him.

It’s a good thing to keep on noticing.

noticing

©2014 by Stacy Nott

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