Yawning at Beauty

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

Reminders of God's Glory

I was wired for awe of God. No other awe satisfies the soul. No other awe can give my heart the peace, rest, and security that it seeks. – Paul David Tripp (pastor, author, and international conference speaker)

Key Bible Verse: [Jesus] came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. (John 1:10)

Dig Deeper: John 1:9-14

The physical ability to see without the spiritual ability to really see what you’ve seen is the worst kind of blindness.  It’s the capacity to look at wonders, things specifically designed to move you and produce in you breathless amazement, and not be moved bu them anymore. It’s the sad state of yawning in the face of glory.

I remember taking my youngest son to one of the national art galleries in Washington, D.C. As we made our approach, I was so excited about what we were going to see. He was decidedly unexcited. But I just knew that, once we were inside, he would have his mind blown and would thank me. As it turned out, his mind wasn’t blown; it wasn’t even activated. I saw things of such stunning beauty that they brought me to the edge of tears. He yawned, moaned, and complained his way through gallery after gallery. He was surrounded by glory but saw none of it. His eyes worked well, but his heart was stone blind. Sadly, many of us live this way everyday [though we’re surrounded by God’s glory].

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