I loved Elder Bednar's message about personal revelation in General Conference this past Sunday, “As you appropriately seek for and apply unto the spirit of revelation, I promise you will ‘walk in the light of the Lord.’ Sometimes the spirit of revelation will operate immediately and intensely, other times subtly and gradually, and often so delicately you may not even consciously recognize it. But regardless of the pattern whereby this blessing is received, the light it provides will illuminate and enlarge your soul, enlighten your understanding, and direct and protect you and your family.”
I find some of that delicate personal revelation in the beauty of the natural world. I love this forsythia bush. It fills my heart with joy every spring. Its great beauty whispers to my heart how much our Heavenly Father loves his children and of the bounty He has provided and will provide for us. The majesty of the mountains in every season, the painterly vision of the sunsets, the miracles of a single blade of grass testify that He is here. He tends his garden with great care. His heart is truly aware of everyone and everything in it... a miracle and a wonder indeed.
It was when I was happiest that I longed most...The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing...to find the place where all the beauty came from. ~C.S. Lewis