The rose is stunning; each layer an intricate journey to its core where the petals wrap tightly around each other, only to reveal a heavenly scent. World renown and recognised by most, the rose gently commands attention. It is often impossible not to be drawn to its statuesque sophistication and beauty. And so it can be with our journey toward God – a deep longing and desire to know Him. Much like the rose, it is God’s ‘beauty’ that attracts us to Him. His beauty is His glory and this ought to be at the heart of our desire for Him. We seek to uncover the layers of His unconditional love and unfathomable grace. It is not enough to just admire Him; we need to desire to know Him. As we delight in God, it sets our hearts and sights on Him above all else. And whatever we desire becomes our focus and our priority. Desiring God is what ultimately causes us to pursue the close relationship and friendship with our Heavenly Father that we were created for.
+ Scripture reading:
One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
(Psalm 27:4, NIV)