Wednesday, May 26, 2010
May 27 – “To Behold the Beauty of the Lord”
Compassionate . . . powerful . . . wise . . . patient . . .
Even when we manage to remember all these attributes of God, we seldom turn our regard to His beauty.
On earth, the prophet Isaiah tells us that Jesus was not the most handsome, eye-catching of men.
“For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form or comeliness; and when we shall see him, [there is] no beauty that we should desire him.”
We don’t imagine that, even in heaven, we will be struck with how “good looking” He is, when we are at last face-to-face with His power and wisdom and goodness and love . . . but then, how should we imagine He would be less than BEAUTIFUL? It is not possible that He would be anything less.
We might say that His goodness and mercy and wisdom and strength and love are BEAUTIFUL, and no doubt they are, but considering that He “made” all that is beautiful, those attributes will probably be matched by . . . beauty . . . handsomeness . . . “comeliness.”
What would it be, here in Cor Unum, to seek and to see the “beauty of the Lord” as it is revealed to us, today?
It’s a lovely challenge.
photo by Kerry