Our Beautiful Lord
Our Beautiful Lord
“One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” Psalm 27:4
Have you ever looked at something and thought to yourself, I have never seen anything as beautiful in my life! Whether it’s a sunset, the face of someone we love, a newborn baby or the innocence of a child, there are many times when we gaze on that beauty and don’t ever want to look away or for it to end.
The above scripture from David can be a little confusing. What does he mean by “gazing on the beauty of the Lord”? We can’t see God in this life. We’ve been told that His beauty is so great, so majestic and breathtaking, that our human bodies can not even take it. Scriptures have told us countless times how men and women fell into a deathlike trance when they “saw” God. Our mortal bodies simply cannot handle how incredible He is.
So is David talking about God’s outward appearance, or something else? Could he be referring to something much deeper than physical beauty? Hebrews 1:3 tells us that “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.” So knowing Jesus is the same as knowing God.
If you’ve ever taken the time to quiet your soul and meditate on how good He is, I think you’ll agree that there isn’t enough time in the world to truly comprehend how amazing and breathtakingly beautiful He is. He is so much more worthy of our love and devotion than we could ever give Him. Is anyone, or anything, as loving as our God? Or as intelligent, creative, and merciful as our God?
The answer is no. He is so much more worthy of our love and devotion than we ever give Him, yet we seem to find time for all the other things in our lives pretty easily. Quiet your soul. Right now. Take the next 10 minutes to reflect on His greatness and I think you’ll agree that the majesty and beauty of the Lord will overwhelm you.
Have a blessed day.