It’s Friday. I love Friday. It is the start of the weekend.
Although the weekend is usually filled with some sort of church meeting or rehearsal, it still gives me a break from the regular routine. We can sleep in a little later, the kids are at home with us (I like when my kids are out of school- IJS), and we have a little more free time.
It is also a time where typically, I can get my hair or nails done. Who does not like a little pampering? I love how a stylist can transform and tame this mane on my head and make it flow in the wind- sheer beauty. Whooo whooo.
We as a society are primarily concerned with outward beauty. Our eyes gravitate to what looks good. If I see some fried chicken on a buffet, where the skin looks oily, greasy and old as opposed to crispy…don’t nobody want none of THAT! Uh uh! The mannequin displays in the store windows seek to catch the attention of the consumer that is passing by. The images on instagram of the clothing from the boutique stores make you believe that the outfit will look JUST like that on you. 👀
The Lord cares about beauty as well. If He did not, why would He create so many beautiful flowers, the wonder of the skies and heavens at dusk, or even you?
There is one form of beauty that He simply adores: the beauty of holiness. The beauty of architecture, clothing, and physical appearance he does not regard; but rather moral and spiritual beauty is what our Father delights in.
Worship! The beauty of worship. It comes from a pure heart, like the finest of white linen. It is transparent and sincere which then leads to selfless prayers and your deepest praise.
“O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.” Psalms 96:9 KJV
Holiness is the garment of royalty. Beauty is its description. What apparel did you put on this morning?
“Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.” Psalms 33:1 NKJV