Yet God has made everything beautiful in 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. (Eccl. 3:11 NLT)
This verse indicates that God has placed his eternal beauty within us, and it is our responsibility to let others see that beauty in our appearance and actions. I am assured in Philippians 1:6 that God will complete his work in us through Jesus Christ.
The writer of James advises, "If you are wise and understand God's ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom." (James 3:13 NLT)
Just as the fall foliage reveals the beauty of God's creative work in nature, so also should my life show forth the inward beauty of God's grace through Jesus Christ the Lord.
Thought for the Day: God has planted within us a greater beauty that nature -- his Son Jesus Christ.