Beautiful

On a wall in my office hangs this bright canvas painted by Jeanne Winters.

Isn’t it delicious? It’s even prettier in person. The brush strokes belong to Jeanne and the message is inspired by God’s Word.

Each time I looked at this lovely canvas today, I thought of Sara.

Beautiful …

Encouraging …

Incandescent …

Unassuming …

Genuine …

Selfless …

Sara.

It may seem hokey to compare a person to a painting, but to me, the similarities are many.

Sara lives her life as a testimony for beauty … for the the truth that God makes everything … every. last. thing. … beautiful at the specific moment that its exquisite loveliness is meant to be taken in.

The ache of knowing that we are losing Sara burrows deep. During the two brief years in which I have been blessed to call her my friend, I have witnessed beauty amid the ugliest circumstances. Whether the scenario was one of frustration, isolation or agony, when Sara described it, a sliver (at the minimum) of beauty surfaced.

Even now, as her body is closing down, Sara is showing others unadulterated, unbridled beauty. She has been committing every last ounce of herself to loving others.

Sara is beautiful. And her story God’s story about her life is beautiful and will remain so in its time.

Ecclesiastes 3:10 – 11

I have seen the burden God has placed on us all.  Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.

4 thoughts on “Beautiful

  1. So many lives touched by Sara! You have beautifully captured her in this art. Thank you for sharing. What an amazing legacy she has left.

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