I was greeted this morning by this sight:
Yes, indeed, the world is charged with God’s holy grandeur, and nature serves as icons into the divine. I invite you then perhaps for prayer today, to make it a priority or conscious effort to contemplate something from nature.
However, try to remember that:
When you are standing in front of an icon, it is as if you are looking through a window into the heavenly world of the mystery. But this is a two-way window. As you look though the window, you are also being seen with the eyes of love by those in the icon. It’s like you become a part of the mystery that the icon seeks to express.
Give thanks from the heart. And let God take you in loving embrace.
Icons as Religious Art