When Beauty Gets Better


Message Magazine’s Online Devotional for Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Based Upon Isaiah 64:4

Do you ever just let your mind wander? Do you aspire to do great things with your life? Do you dream of becoming a musician who leads the minds and hearts of people into the heavenly portals? Do you situate yourself among the poor, suffering, and needy in order to bring a sense of relief and well being? Do you wish to make some grand impact upon your society that makes this world a better place?

Have you considered the many amazing beauties in nature like the giant sequoia trees of California that have grown to as many as 311 feet tall? Perhaps you have observed New Zealand’s tui bird, which sings its wonderful songs with two voice boxes. It might be said that you have not lived until you have experienced the Victoria Falls located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, whose highest recorded flow was 452,000 feet.

There are amazing spectacles of architecture like India’s historic Taj Mahal, Dubai’s 7 star hotel, Burj Al Arab, and New York City’s One World Trade tower that stands a symbolic height of 1,776 feet tall.

Yet, with all of our lofty aspirations, observations of the beauties in nature, and incredible spectacles in architecture, the Bible says, “For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, Nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him” (Isaiah 64:4, NASB95).

Our God is a consuming fire and full of mercy. His love is all encompassing and leads us to life everlasting. He said, “Look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth, and no one will even think about the old ones anymore. Be glad; rejoice forever in my creation! And look! I will create Jerusalem as a place of happiness. Her people will be a source of joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and delight in my people. And the sound of weeping and crying will be heard in it no more. “No longer will babies die when only a few days old. No longer will adults die before they have lived a full life. No longer will people be considered old at one hundred…In those days people will live in the houses they build and eat the fruit of their own vineyards” (Isaiah 65:17–21, NLT).

As you meditate upon the goodness of God, remember that He will make all things new very soon. Why not let Him begin today with you?

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