The Source of Beauty
“I always thank God for all of you because of His grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in Him you have been enriched in every way–in all your speaking and in all your knowledge…” (1 Corinthians 1:4-5)
Beauty. Aptness. Grace. Encouragement. Joy. Gentleness. Peace. Soothing. Forgiveness. Ebullience. Confidence. Compassionate.
Before I knew Jesus, these words didn’t describe me. Brother and sister in Christ, I imagine you can identify with me. Prior to the wonderful work of Christ in regeneration, you and I lived differently. And we couldn’t help it. We were slaves to our sinful nature.
Now, in Christ, we live in the freedom and fullness that Paul speaks of in 1 Corinthians 1. We have been enriched in every way. In all our speaking, we have been transformed. In all our knowledge, we have been changed for the better. Christ transformed us! The old has gone and new has come!
We are now a part of Christ renewing the communities we live in. The various giftings Christ has developed in us impact the culture around us. Our aim is to bring beauty from within our redeemed hearts and pour it out on the world at our fingertips. From the overflow of our reborn hearts, our mouths speak the beauty and riches of Christ.
Lord, use us for your glory and for the blessing of the world.