What is Beauty? What makes Jesus Christ, God the Son, Beautiful? And then, what should our response to that Beauty be? Let’s talk about the basics of discipleship in cultural diversity.
Beauty is something complicated. After all, we have been told that it resides in the eye of the beholder. It’s difficult to explain and, yet, we all what it is. Our idea of beauty is heavily influence by our own cultural preferences, which makes reaching an accord about it difficult to the extreme.
But there is a beauty we all can understand,despite our preferences. This beauty speaks to our deepest longings, those common to every single human heart. Not matter to what culture set we belong to, we all long to be loved, find hope, and know God.
Our own sin tries to convince us we long for something else and, with an unhealthy frequency, it successes in such a task.
But it cannot extinguish that thirst for beauty, completely.
That longing can only be satisfied by the Person and the Work of Christ Jesus, God the Son.
Who He is – God Himself – and what He does – obtain reconciliation between Him and His people – is what makes our God uniquely beautiful. Once we are allow to contemplate that Beauty, we cannot remain the same, we cannot remain static.
Beauty always spawns movement: once we see Beauty we want, at very least, get closer to have a better look.
What can we do to see His Beauty? What do we need to accomplished to be granted such a blessing?
Well, there is really nothing we can do. It is because of His grace that He allows us to see Him. He regenerates our heart, giving us faith in Christ Jesus as He is freely given in the gospel.
To see His Beauty is the fundamental step of disciple-making in cultural diversity. And to remember His grace is a constant need in this process.
How could remember, constantly, His grace for you? What are your reactions when you are allowed to contemplate His Beauty?
Remember His grace, Follow Him in humility, Cultivate constantly, All in cultural diversity.