"One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple." Psalm 27:4
IN JESUS TODAY!
I confess, in the past I thought often how much better it must be for all of those who work in a ministry or a church environment compared to working in the prison systems, hospitals, or even in retail where dealing with some individuals was a challenge. It is until I think about this scripture that I realize the comfort in knowing that one day my living and work arrangements will change. You see, when we are able to focus on Jesus all of our days, to dwell with him, and behold his beauty, which far surpasses any other accommodations that we could ever imagine, we then have his peace. Jesus is beautiful, there is none that can compare! As it is written, "Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: worship the Lord in the beauty of his holiness." Psalm 29:2 Over the years I have spent some time visiting various ministers and churches, and their example of goodness, faithfulness, and worship to Jesus is amazing. Yet I know that we all fall short and that in all of us, and all of the churches there is always something that someone will dislike, however these examples are the Lord's ambassadors and they are examples of the peace of Jesus and the beauty of the Lord right here for us to see. None of us could ever bring that perfection that Jesus brings, that perfect beauty that leaves us in awe, but until we are with him in heaven, I am glad that we have these examples with us here in this world.
Let us remember these that are with us serving in faithfulness, let us appreciate their faithfulness to Jesus and to us, and let us remember that in every occupation we can focus on the Lord and see his beauty! In Many Ways The Beauty of the Lord is with us!