Beyond Words

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Photo: Courtesy of Jason Foster

What is Truly Good

An amber skyline precedes the rising sun. I have been awake for hours, the result of jet lag, to watch another day come to light. And I remember …

The sun rising over the Tyrrhenian Sea as we arrived to the port of Civitavecchia, Italy. My husband and I had come to the end of a ten-day Mediterranean Cruise, and the beginning of a three-day visit to Rome where…

We witnessed the brilliant colors of Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, sat mesmerized in Raphael’s Rooms, and browsed the ancient, white marble sculptures that filled the Palace Vatican’s museums which led to …

St. Peter’s Basilica where golden incense lamps, cardinal robes, mosaic tiled floors, sapphire curtains, polished brass, and more magnificent ceilings and sculptures made my jaw drop and eyes bulge at the opulence and man-made beauty.

Architecture and artwork unsurpassed by anything I’d ever seen…

Until this morning, when God painted the heavenly canvas outside my window with a stroke of His Sovereign hand,

And reminded me what is truly good.

“This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).