By: Tim Sader
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind (Psalm 107:8)
Last week we learned Jesus laid down His life for us so we can trade our sorrows to live our life for Him. Our song was I’m Trading My Sorrows by Darrell Evans. We give thanks to the Lord because His love never fails. He does wonderful deeds for mankind; He is beautiful. Today our song is Beautiful One by Jeremy Camp. The link to this song is https://youtu.be/JJ_b4-W1dSc or search for it on YouTube. The unfailing love of God is wonderful. The cross spoke His mercy over us. No eye has seen, ear has heard or no heart could fully know how glorious and beautiful is God. The Beautiful One we love and adore is the one our soul sings for. The Lord satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things (Psalm 107:9). Anyone who satisfies all of our needs and does good things for us is beautiful in our lives. This is the place where the Lord wants to be in our lives. He loves us and only wishes for us to see His beauty. Our God is very great; He is clothed in splendor and majesty (Psalm 104:1). He is wearing something marvelous to impress us and let us know above it all He is very great. His beauty is undeniable and it can be found throughout all of creation. We are made in the image and likeness of God. We give Him praise because we are fearfully and wonderfully made; His works are wonderful and we can fully see them if we open our hearts up to Him (Psalm 139:14). My wife loves this verse because each of us no matter our flaws and imperfections is a masterpiece created by God. We are made beautiful in His sight because He is the Beautiful One we are most crafting our lives to be like.
The mountains to most of us are lovely. The feet of those who bring good news, proclaim peace, good tidings and who proclaim salvation are beautiful even in contrast to the mountains. They proclaim in Zion, “Our God reigns” (Isaiah 52:7). Those who see that God is beautiful know that He reigns supreme. Jesus Christ would come and show us what the will of God was like. It was not angry and violent as many perceived; it was a thing of beauty for a lost, hurt and dying world. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). The highest form of government is on Christ and still He is called wonderful and the prince of peace. When I think of politics wonderful and peaceful do not come to mind but only the Beautiful One could make it that way. A woman at Bethany caused debate among Jesus and His disciples when she anointed Jesus feet with expensive perfume. They thought it better to sell the perfume and give the money to the poor but Jesus told them not to bother her. It was a beautiful thing she had done for Him. The poor would always be there to receive ministry but Christ knew they soon would have Him no longer and that the perfume would be used for His burial (Matthew 26:9-11). The point is she did a beautiful thing for someone she recognized as beautiful and was willing to seemingly waste valuable goods to show her appreciation to Him. Christ has called us out of darkness and into His marvelous light because we are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a special possession to God so we may declare our praises to Him (1 Peter 2:9). We have been sent by God to spread good news to all the world. It is beautiful to Him when we do this (Romans 10:15). The Beautiful One we live for is looking for those who will recognize Him and see His value so much so we will share of His goodness for mankind with others.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16