Some of you may have seen my Facebook posts. If you haven’t seen them, they are pictures of the swirling vibrant colors of Aurora Borealis, a pristine valley painted by a rainbow of wildflowers, the soft pastel colors of a nebula, etc. But, if we stop there and don’t realize that the beauty came from God, we rob ourselves of worshipping and enjoying Him. It is so amazing to me that our enormously wonderful Father has made so much beauty for us to observe; and that this beauty has been touched by The Fall, so it’s not even as breathtaking as it could be! Have you ever taken time just to enjoy the beauty of our Creator and offer up a prayer of thanksgiving to Him? He is the God of the universe; He didn’t have to make everything so beautiful but He did.
Another thought that I had is that His creation is immense. I see these pictures on Facebook; and realize that we haven’t even begun to see everything that our Father has made. Is He getting bigger as you ponder these things? Every time that I contemplate God in this way, He is more powerful, more beautiful, and more loving. This thought leads me to another thought — that He is sovereign over all that He has made. He keeps the sun from crashing into the earth, and brings it up each day, etc.
This thought leads to yet another — if His creation speaks so mightily and wonderfully of His glory, shouldn’t we, the Lord’s ladies, do the same? Shouldn’t we adorn ourselves with His beauty? I am speaking of the beauty of a heart that trusts her infinitely powerful and loving God! How do we display this beauty? As wives, 1 Peter 3:1-6 shows us: “In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior. Your adornment must not be merely external–braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands; just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear.”
As older women (young women should be striving to be this woman), Titus 2:3-5 shows us: “Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.”
As for single women, as well as married women, 1 Timothy 2:9-10 shows us: “Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.”
So ladies, let’s diligently work, with the help of the Spirit, to be women that radiantly display His glory. Can we match the glory of the heavens and the earth in our lives?