Wednesday, February 8, 2017

True Beauty

What is beauty? Not the show of graceful limbs and features. No, these are but flowers that have their dated hours to breathe their momentary sweets, then go. It is the stainless soul within that outshines the fairest skin.

A piece of canvas is of a trifling value. You can buy it for a few pennies. You would scarcely think it worth picking up, if you saw it lying in the street. But an artist takes it and draws a few lines and figures on it, and then with his brush touches in certain colors and the canvas is sold for hundreds of dollars! Just so, does Christ take up a ruined, worthless human life which has no beauty, no attractiveness but is repulsive, blotched and stained by sin. Then the fingers of his love, add touches of beauty, painting the divine image upon it, and it becomes precious, glorious, immortal!

[J. R. Miller]

Isaiah 1312 ... I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

1 Peter 3:4 ... But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Proverbs 3:15 ... She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.❤