As I reflect upon the past couple of weeks I was drawn to think about the weather? I recall a particular afternoon when I was hustling around trying to get lunch made before I headed out the door to attend to other matters. I sat down and prepared to eat when the skies opened up and a stead rain began to fall. The windows were open and a cool breeze filled the room. I stopped and soaked in the moment. Nothing marvelous about it, no bright light from heaven accompanied by angels sing. However, this moment reminded me of God's absolute control and power over all things. I began to thank the Lord for the beauty of this day. However it was not the day itself that I found to be most beautiful. As I gloried in this day I was reminded that the true beauty the beauty that I longed for was to be found in Christ. In his gospel, his atoning sacrifice, in his divine nature, in his obedience to the Father, in his glorious resurrection, and his promise to return. It is Christ himself who truly is beautiful and worthy of my praise and adoration. Yet time and time again we try and find fulfillment in our own lusts and idols and after we have bowed down to them they leave us feeling dirty, naked, and alone. If only we could find our complete satisfaction in Christ and him alone. How true Jeremiah 2:13 is of every man, "for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water." What must we do? We must repent of our idols, we must break our cisterns, and we must see Christ as beautiful. We find must find him alone to be most satisfying. With the apostle Paul we must pray that all things in life become rubbish except for knowing Christ the Lord.