Sunday, September 10, 2006


God in creation, in His Word and Gospel, presents Himself as something to be desired. Everything about Him is beautiful, maybe too beautiful. Maybe this is the reason why we turn from Him because we cannot handle the beauty he presents to us in His creation and gospel. But the truth is we cannot see this beauty and we don’t worship in the beauty of His holiness because of our lack of faith. We hear these wonderful promises given to us that we would live forever in the presence of the creator God in His New and Perfect Creation but we don’t believe it. We don’t believe that such a wonderful gift would be given to us sinful rebels and that we can begin to experience this eternal life today. If we did believe we would see His beauty in new and fresh ways daily, and our lives and worship would be greatly affected by this beauty, and the world would be changed. He is the infinite God who spoke all things into existence and is recreating all things through that same Word. He possesses so much goodness, beauty, life, and truth and these things have been poured out into His Son Jesus our Lord in whom he calls us to believe in. Through faith all that is Christ’s becomes ours. This includes the grace, beauty, life, and truth of God. God raises his voice and cries out to us daily saying, “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? If you would just turn at my reproof I would pour out my Spirit upon you I would adorn your head with a graceful garland and pendants for your neck”.
So now as we seek to enter into his presence and worship Him in the beauty of His holiness, let us turn to Him and pray that He would forgive us for our lack of faith in His precious Son in whom He loves, and that he would open up our hearts, by the power of His spirit, to receive His wisdom, so that we may go forth this day seeking after it like a treasure, and that we may give this treasure to the world that she may be redeemed and beautified in the holiness of God.

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