“My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.” -Psalm 84:2
As I left work last night–feeling exhausted and quite emptied–this ocotillo caught my gaze. It seemed to be reaching and stretching heavenward with its entire being, longing for its creator. Reaching with all its might to get as close as possible, praising God with every outstretched stem. A smile crept across my face. I said, “Lord, even when I’m feeling emptied, I want this to be my heart’s cry. A continuous state of longing to be with You while still singing for joy to You, my God.” Life really is beauty-full. God’s beauty surrounds us. I’m so thankful God opened my eyes to see. He has captured my heart, and I’m so in love with Jesus.