Devotional speech on the Lord's Beauty (christian)
Uploaded by Mtl2TheCore on Apr 04, 2005
3/ 14/ 05
I’m sure the majority of you have heard, or even sung the lyrics, “O lord, you’re beautiful. You face is all I seek.” We first must look within ourselves when singing these words, and not simply take for granted the incredible beauty of our Lord. Often times we underestimate the beauty of God, and, although unavoidable, we attempt to describe him in terms of our finite ideas and perceptions of this very world. Though describing the Lords incomprehensible and staggering beauty could take an eternity, the Bible gives us a few quick glimpses of our savior, as best as our hampered human minds may.
In revelation Chapter one verse 13 we witness John’s futile attempt to describe our Lord. 13 and in the midst of the seven lamp stands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; 16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, F8 "Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.
Though John describes the Lord in the best possible way, the beauty of the one who created us all is far beyond his own comprehension. In light of this, we find that perhaps the best way to picture our Lord, is by the actions of those who have been at his feet.
Revelation 11: 16 provides for us an account of the 24 elders falling on their faces before the Lord. 16 And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God. Out of sheer awe and respect for the awesome beauty and power of God, these esteemed elders fell flat on their faces and worshiped the Lord.
(Talk about level of respect required to bow face flat on ground before someone, highest level of submission.)
Though it may be in vain...