The Beauty of the Lord

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration MinistriesJanuary 28, 20122 Minutes

The picture painted here is of a man completely in love with a woman. To him, she is “beautiful.” He calls her “my darling” and repeats, “How beautiful you are!”

While this portrays human love, it also describes the kind of relationship we are to have with Jesus. We are to love Him, just as this man loved this woman. We’re to be devoted to Him…to love being with Him…and to be enraptured by His presence.

Love was so important to Jesus that He made this the focus of a critical dialogue with Peter after the Resurrection. Three times, He asked Peter, “Do you love Me?” After the third time, Peter responded strongly, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You” (John 21:15-17).

Jesus clearly wants to have a love relationship with His disciples—not just with a select few, but with each Believer. He desires a relationship built on love, yet many simply go through the motions. They might think that being a Christian means going to church or trying to live a “good” life. They fail to realize that Jesus offers us something so much greater! So much more profound.

Each of us needs to cultivate this love relationship with Jesus. If we don’t, our love for Him can grow cold. This could happen to anyone! Jesus even warned that in the last days, “Most people’s love will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). He later warned the church in Ephesus that they had lost their “first love” (Revelation 2:1-4).

Today, think about your personal relationship with Jesus. Spend time alone with Him. Remember: He is not just a man from history—He is alive!

He loves you. Enter into that love relationship. Talk with Him. Listen to Him. Fellowship with Him. Fall more deeply in love with Him every day. Let Him change your life.