Day 4 – Drawn To Beauty

Psalm 27:4 NIV
One thing I ask from the LORD,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the LORD
    and to seek him in his temple.

“The Tabernacle was meant to delight the eye, the nose, the ear, and not least the imagination…those involved in the construction and decoration were themselves being ennobled by being involved in God’s planned beauty…It is all preparation, again not for a dead king and his potential postmortem existence in some imagined underworld, but for the living God, the powerful and glorious Creator of all, who would come and fill this Tabernacle with his presence. This is a God who delights in beauty and wants his image-bearing human creatures to make more and more of it…Our human drive for beauty, for transcendent meaning, turns out to be more than we ever expected. It is God-given: a signpost, designed to lead us back to his presence.” (Wright, N. T.. Broken Signposts. HarperCollins. Kindle Edition)

As human beings what we crave the most is God himself. If God is beautiful, and we are attracted to true beauty, then it only makes sense that we crave the presence of God.

Prayer: Lord, may we dwell in your presence, gaze on your beauty and seek you all the days of our lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship to “With Everything” by Hillsong (click here).

-AW

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