5.11.2017

He is lovely - and He is our God!


These are my favorite roses from my aunt's garden which lines our entire front yard. Her mother spent years toiling in the dirt while the sun beat on her back and the wind blew in her face. She loved her roses. Dozens of bushes were planted with loving care and thoroughly enjoyed for decades by the keen eyes that desired beauty all around her. And now, we are able to enjoy the fruits of her labor as new flowers show themselves each season reminding us of God's creative and beautiful design. Such a privilege!

I've been saving this image to pair with a wonderful quote, and the Lord has provided!
I hope it will encourage someone who needs to be reminded that our God is, indeed - LOVELY!

"Yes, He is altogether lovely! This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend!" Song of Songs 5:16

O what a Savior is Jesus Christ! He is the chief among ten thousand! Look at His sinless, yet real humanity - without a single taint, yet sympathizing with us in all our various conditions - our afflictions - our temptations - our infirmities - our griefs. Now that He is in glory, He is still cherishing a brother's heart - bending down His ear to our petitions - ever standing near . . .
to catch our sighs,
to dry our tears,
to provide for our needs,
to guide us by His counsel, and
afterward to receive us to glory!

O what a Savior is Jesus Christ!

When He is known - all other beings are eclipsed.

When His beauty is seen - all other beauty fades.

When His love is felt - He becomes supremely enthroned in the affections.

To know Him more becomes the one desire of the renewed mind, and to make Him more known is the one aim of the Christian life.

- Octavius Winslow

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