The greatest change that Jesus brought to this world is the presence of Himself, and what He offers to every man, woman and child. Only through His Holy Spirit are we able to comprehend just how lovely, how beautiful He is. The magnitude of His glory and loveliness is expressed through His revealed names found in scripture. I want to share a few of His marvelous names. The quotes are from a devotional entitled The Wonderful Names of Our Wonderful Lord by Charles E. Hurlburt and T.C. Horton, a classic that has been in print for nearly a century.
I recently visited a glass blower’s shop and was fascinated by the lovely glass work. I’m including photos of the glass art in this post. As the glass blower demonstrated his work, I saw an analogy to the beauty that can come from us through the beauty of Jesus within us, as we walk in the power of His names.
His mouth is most sweet: yea He is altogether lovely. Song of Solomon 5:16
Every earthly joy will pall,
Every earthly friend will fall.
Only Christ is to the end
“Altogether Lovely,” Friend.
Do you see His wondrous face?
Full of glory, love and grace?
Look, and all thy need confess,
Worship His pure Holiness.
The Brightness of His Glory
Who being the brightness of His Glory Hebrews 1:3
Do you want to visualize the glory of God? Then gaze upon Jesus Christ. When we see Him, we see God, for He is God. Oh, the marvel of the Godhead! …
A Sweet-Smelling Savor
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself…for a sweet-smelling savor. Ephesians 5:2
When Christ laid down His life on the cross what a perfume went up to God – the perfume from the sacrifice of His Son! Has the perfume of the cross yet reached you? It reached heaven. Has the love of God, as manifested in the sacrifice of His Son, mastered you? Our Father, forgive us that we have been so unmindful of the wonders of Thy love. May its perfume pervade our lives, and through us, the lives of others. Amen.
The Unspeakable Gift
Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift. 2 Corinthians 9:15 (ASV)
…There was no treasure which God could give comparable to the gift of His Son, and “Having given us His Son, will He not with Him freely give us all things?” How could it be possible that the Father would give to sinners the Son of His Love? How we ought to love Him! Is there anything we have or are that we would withhold from Him? Loving Lord, help us to sense in a new way what it means for us to possess Thee, the unspeakable Gift. Amen,
May Jesus, and all that His names represent about Him, be fresh in our hearts for the days ahead. I hope and pray you and your family are blessed this Christmas season with awe for the beauty of Jesus.
Connecting, with love