Like most people, I’m in awe of great beauty. One morning, I watched the sunrise from the east paint the storm clouds pink, yellow, purple, and an entire pallet of colors I could not name. The clouds were periodically illuminated by strikes of lightning revealing the dark storm clouds riding the horizon just out of the reach of the sun’s rays. Meanwhile, the fog from the river bottom canopied the lush, green valley and filled it almost to the top of the mountains. Both the fog and the mountain tops were flung with random patches of golden sunlight. As the storm clouds swept up the valley, the distant thunder heralded the rain and a cool breeze caressed my face.
This was a morning sanctuary with God.
My words can’t do justice to the beauty God creates!
“The Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.”Psalms 96:5-6
Each dazzling spectacle of Creation re-inspires me to seek this God who makes spectacular beauty His get-away. Does beauty inspire you to know God better? It makes me ask:
WHAT is it that God considers MOST beautiful?
Well, we know that because God is love (1John 4:8), His loving nature desires to be reconciled to the human race who have—chosen to reject Him. His love made a plan—to die—so we could live! (John 3:16) What a priceless gift He has given us. Dare we keep something so beautiful all to ourselves? It should not surprise us to learn that God finds those who share the Good News of the Gift of Salvation …absolutely beautiful to Him.
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!'”Isaiah 52:7
While physical perfection is rare; God gives us ALL the SAME opportunity to have an absolutely beautiful soul and spirit. Our spirit man is what matters most because it’s the only part of us that lasts forever! The most exquisite beauty is not measured by what we wear, our age, the shape of our body, the size of our muscles, or the color of our hair. When we glorify God, we are beautiful beyond any visage imaginable to the human eye. It’s amazing to know that God gives us ALL the SAME opportunity to be the best kind of beautiful. When we love others the way He loves us, we become truly beautiful.
Creation manifests God’s splendid love for humanity; and we are most beautiful when we do too!
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