Saturday, August 8, 2009


This morning, I was lured outside by the dance of two orange butterflies. Barefoot in the backyard, camera in hand, I stood mesmerized by the dazzling sunlight and a world fresh with dew and alive with insects.

It's not easy to capture a butterfly. I chased this one around the yard until she stopped briefly for a sip of nectar, allowing me to snap a quick photo.

Then I noticed the little, white flowers, barely visible among all the green. Who sees such tiny beauties, except bees and butterflies -- and God?

Sometimes God hides His treasures in plain sight -- underfoot, unnoticed, unappreciated.

And we, preoccupied with the cares of life, remain oblivious. Until something beautiful catches our attention and we are drawn in.

I saw a glimpse of the lavish heart of God, as He spread a delectable feast for the insects, and delighted me with beauty.

"How many are your works, O LORD!
In wisdom, you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.

These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time.
When you give it to them, they gather it up;
when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.

May the glory of the LORD endure forever;
may the LORD rejoice in his works."

Psalm 104:24,27,28,31


Becky Aguirre said...

Beautiful! Glad you caught the butterfly in the picture, such a pretty one!

Billy Coffey said...

Wow, what great pictures! And you're so right, God does hide His treasures in plain sight. Which is why we all need to slow down from time to time and look for them.