The Beauty of The Ordinary

We all want uniqueness,
to stand out in the crowd;
we know we’re made different,
but standing out makes us proud.

Our need for uniqueness,
our drive to excel;
many strive to achieve it
and  by striving seem well.

But common or ordinary
few strive to attain;
one among the many
no one wants’ their refrain.

But there’s beauty in the ordinary
if we’ll just slow down to see;
take the focus off each other,
place it on The Holy Trinity.

Like a field of flowers,
a grove of trees;
each blade of grass,
a different shade of green.

A school of fish swimming,
the letters on a page,
each snow flake so different,
the penquin’s on parade;

The clouds in the heavens,
stars late at night;
fruit trees in an orchard
each blossom a delight.

But unique and ordinary
aren’t really poles apart,
each was made for God’s purposes,
near and dear to God’s heart.

Remember God made His creation,
its beauty understood,
and because God made it
it’s just naturally good.

So if we’ll consider what’s important 
and focus on the Maker, not the made;
we’ll see drawing near Jesus the Messiah,
ordinary thinking quickly fades.

Mason Swinney

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About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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