I was thinking about the beautiful majesty of the Lord, as displayed in creation. We go on long walks to see the beauty of His holiness in the trees, on the ocean waves, sunsets, sunrises, majestic peaks and in the heavens. And so we should, for in the very beginning God created; and He said it was good. But what was the crowning achievement of all His artistry? The one piece that He declared was VERY good? He created mankind in His image, and His image He created them, male and female He created them, and He said it was VERY good.
So why do we always want to escape mankind to see his glory and majesty? Why can’t we see it in the creation that walks among us? Why can’t we see it in the mirror?
We fight to restore nature back to its beauty, save the whales, seals and turtles from extinction. But can we see the beautiful people who need to be restored to their Father through Christ? To the beauty of their original design?
Yes, there are times to commune with God by enjoying His creative environment. But what if we tried actively looking for the beauty in the only creation that was meant to be His image-bearer. What would we understand about His majesty then?
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
2 Corinthians 6:16-18
16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will live with them
and walk among them,
and I will be their God,
and they will be my people…
“I will be a Father to you,
and you will be my sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.”
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and GAVE US the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s AMBASSADORS, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.