Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What is the Beauty of God?

What is the Beauty of God?

“One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek:  That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life,
To BEHOLD THE BEAUTY OF THE LORD, And to inquire in His temple.”
– Psalms 27:4

Angels have it pretty good in my opinion. They behold God’s beauty every day. But what is that beauty? Surely it’s not hair, skin, eyes, figure, and the things we call beautiful. I believe He explained it to me this morning like this:

Two angels are talking as they oversee the operations of Heaven. One says, “Look, there He is! He saw what she did! Will He forgive her for that too? She’s done that so many times, and He’s forgiven, and forgiven, and forgiven. Surely this will be the time that He sends punishment and correction! After all, she is His child! He has to punish her!”

The second angel says, “Yes, but He has said that His mercy is new every morning, and it endures forever. He’s also said that for those who much has been forgiven love much. Maybe He seeks to forgive her to gain more of her love? Or maybe you are right. Maybe this time He will….but wait, look what she’s doing! She’s asking for mercy again!”

“Then it’s a done deal. He never fails to forgive when they ask.”

Now that’s God’s beauty: a love overflowing. It’s an unquenchable, unending love, that we cannot comprehend.

“For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.” – Psalms 86:5

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