I know that Arizona (despite its arid ground cover) is known to have some of the most amazing sunsets, AND upon exiting this place (pictured above) I usually tend to experience an enlarged amount of peace and perspective, but...it seems that whenever I look to the West from those steps, the sky ALWAYS speaks to my soul.
I walked out of the temple the other night to find this vision before me. I commented on facebook that God is the most beautiful painter. It's true, don't you think? Sometimes I think we're all mini-artists being tutored by the great One upstairs...our creativity is just a manifestation of His goodness and love inside of us. I could attempt at best to mimic such a beautiful picture on an empty canvas...but his masterpieces are made with the elements of the sky themselves. Think about the kind of energy that would take!!!! Light and love incarnate. If we are created by Him, we must carry that same beauty inside of us.
Love of God is the root from which spring all other types of love; love of God is the root of all virtue, of all goodness, of all strength of character, of all fidelity to do right....Whenever other love fades, there will be that shining transcendent, everlasting love of God for each of us and the love of His Son, who gave His life for us. -President Gordon B. Hinckley