It happens almost every time I close my eyes to talk to Him. I see beauty with vivid details.

Intricate woodwork, ancient stone . . . .

the bark of a tree, sway of a wheat field in afternoon sun, a flower standing tall among thistles . . . 

drip of water off an oar, the ripple of water from a gentle breeze.

 Like a filmstrip of beauty reeling through my mind, He shows me beauty, takes me on a field trip to places I have never seen before.

Sometimes I see microscopic,

sometimes panoramic,

all reveal a message of truth.

And when I close my eyes, pray for someone else, I share what I see like giving away a post card from an adventurous trip I take to Somewhereville. I know my words pale in comparison to where the mind sees vivid.

Oh how I wish I could hook myself up to a movie screen and share all that glory. Glory that exhales the cares of life.

And sometimes those places He takes me reveal what lies buried in the heart under wounds and sometimes they give hint to future joy and sometimes they are vivid grace without revelation. Just beauty revealed because He loves me, knows how my heart beats to the tempo of beauty.

So today, when I close my eyes, the light falls in a kaleidoscope of droplets hindering the view behind. But its okay, I like to linger there in that light for a while. I know He will make the view vivid when its time.

Does God reveal Himself to you in vivid detail? Close your eyes to see.

No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this, Never so much as imagined anything quite like it—    What God has arranged for those who love him.  But you’ve seen and heard it because God by his Spirit has brought it all out into the open before you.

~I Corinthians 2:9 The Message

Linking today with Lisa-Jo over at the Gypsy Mama with the one word prompt: Vivid! Check out all the other bloggers and their take on that word today.