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BEAUTIFUL

 

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder as they say; everyone views beauty differently depending on what they have experienced in life and how they were brought up.  But everything Jesus does is beautiful no matter thought what eyes.  It’s kind of like the story of King Midas who had the golden touch, he wished that everything he touched would turn into gold and he got that wish but it did not turn out the way he wanted.  Jesus is somewhat the same way everything that He touches becomes beautiful, He can turn something that is dead into something that is living and that’s a thing of beauty; He can turn something as ugly as sin into the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen.

In the genesis of the universe God took the earth which was useless and without purpose and made it into a land that was suitable for all forms of life, full of potential and purpose with just a touch.  Do you or have you ever felt like your world is crumbling apart around you and life has lost all meaning and purpose, has everything you look at lost its beauty.   Jesus can make all of that hopelessness into a beautiful thing with just one touch. That’s beautiful, but if only you would let Him touch you.  

When Jesus came into the earth, He came as grace and beauty to turn a world that was shattered, turned upside down, and was full of the filth of sin, not what God had originally intended. Remember back in Genesis when God had created the earth everything that He made was pleasing to the sight and was beautiful but when sin came into the picture everything took a nose dive and what was once beautiful has become a wasteland of sin and everything that is not holy and pleasing to God.  Just look at the current world picture not a beautiful sight.  But today it’s up to us to bring the beauty of God into the world again.  If you are asking how that’s possible you just need to look at the beautiful one –Jesus the Son of God.  If you have received Him the one who is all together lovely into your heart then you have and possess the beauty because you have Jesus.  But when Jesus walked the earth not all people receive Him well, instead He was ridiculed by some and was a beautiful light to others.  In the end when He suffered His last all saw how beautiful He really was even to the ones that were torturing Him.  One of the centurions, and those who were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly, this was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54)

Beauty of Jesus was displayed by His words but more by His action and what He did.  Action speaks louder than words.  You can say a lot of things but when people see you doing that is the ultimate testimony of your life and what you believe in.  Do the people of this world at your work or in school see the beauty of God inside of you by your action?  Your simple acts of good can and will be the start of the beauty of Jesus Christ shining though you. It will take some sacrifice and stepping out of your comfort zone to do it, but is it worth it to you?  Are you changed by the beauty of Jesus, I think I can speak for all those that have Jesus in their lives and say: Yes! At least on that day when you did receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you saw how beautiful He was for the first time and I hope not the last. So if your life is ugly and not beautiful then I would encourage you to seek out the beautiful one Jesus and surround yourself with people that are changed by His beauty and are affecting their world by the beauty of Jesus.

Now that I have said what is on my heart (hopefully I have affected you) now it’s your turn to speak what is on yours.

  • How has the beauty of Jesus changed you?
  • Are you changing the world around you? If yes, How?

Story Song Beautiful Lord – Leeland



Beauty is from the eyes of the beholder, so whether you can say that the Lord is beautiful or not depends on what you see. When you look at the Lord Jesus what do you see? Do you see a peace that can calm you what everything in life is chaos? Do you see a light that shows you the way when everything is dark? Do you see a shelter that protects you when there is nothing but evil and sin? Do you see strength when you are unable and week? If you can see the beauty of the Lord in your life then you will be able to say Beautiful Lord

When the storm is raging all around me
You are the peace that calms
My troubled sea


Mark 4:35-39 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
In the storm the disciples must have been frightened and thought, who is this man that he could be sleeping when the sea was about to envelope them. But the beauty of His power calmed the storm. Are you in the storm of life when everything looks like it’s on the verge of falling apart and there is no way out? Just go to the one who has the power and see the Lord calm the raging sea in your
life.

And when the cares of this world
Darken my day
You are the light that shines
And shows me the way

1 John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
When the cares of the world is overwhelming and just makes everything dark. Jesus is light that can show you the way out. The Lord is beautiful when we can see the light in the darkness.

Oh, the beauty of Your majesty
On the cross You showed Your love for me!

Ephesians 2:5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved

How beautiful is the Lord our God! Who showed love for a people that hated Him. That He would endure the cross and the sin of the world. How majestic how beautiful is the Lord!

Luke 23:34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
What love is this how beautiful is this? In the mist of looking at their sin Jesus would say forgive them Father for they know not what they do. Can you say you know what you are doing? Do you sin in the presence of Jesus? But the love of the Lord can forgive you He can do the unthinkable in the midst of a hopeless situation. Can you say Beautiful Lord do you see His beauty?

Beautiful Lord
Awesome and mighty
I’m captured by this love I see
Beautiful Lord
Tender and holy
Your mercy brings me to my knees
It’s Your mercy that has made me free
Beautiful Lord

Jude 1:2 May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

Does the beauty of the Lord bring you to your knees? If you can see the beauty of the Lord it should. By His mercy He has freed you from everything. There are no restrictions on you to come to Him. Awesome and mighty is the Lord that can capture you by His tender love.

When my sin is all that I can see
Your grace remains the shelter that I seek

Revelation 7:15 “That is why they stand in front of God’s throne and serve him day and night in his Temple. And he who sits on the throne will give them shelter.Seek the Lord can give you the shelter that you seek. All your sin can be a weight and a burden that you can’t handle but He is the shelter that can shield you from looking at your wrongs and bring you to a place to look at Him and what He has done for you. Don’t look at yourself good or bad it will bring you down guaranteed. But look only at Him and His beauty, have a single eye that looks at and to Him always.

And when my weakness is all I can give
Your gentle Spirit gives me strength again

Habakkuk 3:19 GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places

I think it would be safe to say that we are all weak and that is all we have to give, but He is your strength. In life in your worship to Jesus Christ it can seem that you are too weak to do it. But the simple fact is that the Lord is my strength. How beautiful is the Lord!
And oh, the beauty of Your majesty
On the cross You showed Your love for me

And I am lifted by Your love to sing!
See He loves you that love will make you want to sing His praises. Just look at Jesus’ beauty and everything else will just not matter.
It’s Your mercy that has made me free!

You’re beautiful, my Lord
You’re beautiful, my Lord

Can you say Beautiful Lord?
What makes the Lord beautiful to you?
How has He shown His beauty in your life?

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