“He has made everything beautiful in its time” Ecclesiastes 3:11
Imagine seeing only the best in people, the best in situations and the best in life!!
Imagine seeing the whole of life through the eyes of Jesus; seeing the world as His redeemed Creation.
How He loves everyone; each of us made in His image and His likeness. How He took upon Himself the terrible effects of the Curse and the Fall, so that we might see and know only God’s Beauty and Love!
Yes, God hates sin in its’ every wicked manifestation. But His heart response is to lay all sin and the punishment for sin onto His Dear Son Jesus, so that we may see only His Beauty and Redemption.
God is so eager, it seems; so willing ‘to turn the other cheek’ where sin is concerned that He wants only to see the potential for goodness in your life.
To try illustrate this point, I remember many years ago watching from a distance a Whale washed up on the beach close to where I used to live.
It was a surreal scene for sure; and highly disturbing! It did however tell another story.
From my position, quite a distance from the whale, the scene had a tangible beauty. With the sunlight shimmering like cut glass on the mill-like calm of the retreating tide; the great body of the grey whale lay majestic-like in its’ ceremonious final destination.
Many people gathered at a respectful distance from the Whale; some with hands clasped over their mouth and yet others visibly crying!
When finally the ‘Authorities’ arrived, they drew great leather straps under the Whale and pulled it solemnly in to deeper water.
Streams of blood flowed into the gentle lapping of waves, and the whole scene was as though bathed in a silvery grey and red as we approached dusk.
It was truly a beautiful scene; one of love triumphing over evil! BUT how can something so tragic be so beautifull?
Humbled by the reverence of loosing one of God’s giants of the sea, I retreated with a heavy heart to the car park. I sat in the car wiping tears from my eyes; not so much for the loss of one God’s mighty creatures; but for the magnificence of our Heavenly Father who is so utterly and extravagantly beautiful. It seems He just cannot help redeeming any experience so as to reveal His Glory!
Your life and my life is beautiful and valuable to God the Father. No matter what we’ve done or who you are, He has made provision for each of us all know only His pure Love.
Even though we may at times feel our life is ‘all washed up’ we can be certain that Jesus has taken all the hurts, horrors and torments of our life upon Himself. So that when we confess Him as Lord and Saviour, He turns our darkness and fear into a scene of true beauty. Just like the picture of the Whale, so God will radiate beauty from your life.
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