Thursday, September 25, 2008

A poem: Isn't He beautiful

A poem i wrote a while back, hope it stirs you!

Isn’t He beautiful?
Oh what a question, is Christ beautiful? Surely He is, beyond description, yet this must be asked to many who act as though He is not.
It is sad to see many using gimmicks, and ‘bait’ that cover up Christ, that mask His truth and His work. Oh if men only believed that He is beautiful than they would share Christ more fully, they wouldn’t need the world in order to reach the world. Is He beautiful? Surely He is!
What is the beauty of holiness but His divinity meeting our depravity? That Christ gave hope to the hopeless, life to the dead (in sin), friendship to the enemies of God, righteousness to the unrighteous, love to the unlovable “His banner over me is love”. In this, we may truly worship in the beauty of holiness, that even while we were still sinners Christ died for the ungodly! What beauty, what grace which can only be understood with a clear view of the destitute, blind, wicked and deceived state of all men contrasted against the Holy righteous God who bought us with a price! Isn’t He lovely? Altogether! Isn’t He beautiful? Infinitely!
David saw His beauty in his unfathomable inquiry of His great grace “what is man that you are mindful of him and the son of man that you visit him?” Oh we are nothing but worms yet Christ has given worth to worthless such creatures as us! Look and consider Him and you to will see how beautiful He is.
Asaph saw His beauty “Whom have I in heaven but you and none on earth do I desire but you…” Is this the cry of popular preaching today? Oh what blind guides who have missed the Son and His beauty. They believe He needs help, needs a makeover, needs to be hidden for a later time, they deny His beauty. They draw men with toy flashlights instead of pointing to the glory of the sun. Isn’t He beautiful? Surely He is.
Can it be that we honor those who burned so brightly for His glory, those who searched for Him as hidden treasure, because we won’t do the same. Surely the vine is just as vibrant just as nourishing, if only we would abide. Where can greater joy be found then in His presence, greater security then in contemplation of His grace, greater warmth then in His love? Nowhere! Yet how many substitutes, how many distractions, how little we take advantage of the torn veil to His chambers. Isn’t He beautiful? Surely He is.
Oh how quick we shrink, yet praise be to God He gives more grace. Do you lack desire then ask it of Him, do you lack zeal then come to Christ and he will give it, come boldly beloved to His throne of grace for your need will be met.
Moses sought to see God’s glory and yet we can see much more in Christ let’s fix our eyes upon Jesus. His beauty has to be seen for that is the hope of the believer to see Jesus. Child, teen, and adult will be drawn, and saved and satisfied only when they see that pearl of great price for who He is and can say with David:
“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple.”



Sweet and glorious thoughts, indeed! Thank you for this excellent meditation on the beauty of our Savior! As the Psalmist wrote, He is fairer than the sons of men, and grace is poured upon His lips!

Have you read any Samuel Rutherford? One of my pastors recently preached an excellent sermon on love for Christ, and he ended from a passage by Rutherford that brought tears to my eyes!

More Love to Christ


Oh wow!!! You link to Conrad Mbewe!!! My church is involved with the ministry over in Zambia. In fact, James Williamson, who preached the sermon I just linked to, is praying about going over there with his family to minister long-term.

Julius Mickel

yeah i should have included Rutherford in my recommended lists his letters (they are so deep and rich, I just love it)
I certainly support Heartcry (who happen to support Conrad's church-he's a good friend of Paul Washer)
He can PREACH!!!

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