THE BEAUTY OF THE LORD
Jesse M. Hendley
Psalm 90:17 - AND LET THE BEAUTY OF THE LORD OUR
GOD BE UPON US: AND ESTABLISH THOU THE WORK OF OUR
HANDS UPON US: YEA, THE WORK OF OUR HANDS
ESTABLISH THOU IT.
I am writing this in Ft. Myers, Florida. I am sitting
in my hotel room and through my large patio glass door
am looking out on one of the most beautiful sights of
God's great creation. A river that seems as large as
the sea, flows by on its way to emptying into the
gulf, and on either side are the beautiful banks with
lovely trees and green grass and flowers and shrubs.
Above are the scudding clouds that seem to be
continually moving over head. Most of the time the sun
is shining and the day sparkles like a jewel on a
lady's hand. It is so hot under the direct sun that I
seek shade when I go out. Yesterday I stuck my foot
out and could feel the oppressive heat and I withdrew
it into the shade and felt instant cooling. I was
reminded of Isaiah 32:2 where we read "A man shall be
as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land."
Surely Christ gives us relief from the weary things of
life as we come to Him. I have found it so. If you are
in a "weary land," a time in your life when there are
distresses and loneliness and things are dreary and
people misunderstand you "Come unto me all ye who
labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest."
(Greek---refresh you) take my yoke upon you and learn
of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall
find rest unto your souls." (Matt. 11:28,29)
Then each afternoon, there comes up a storm. The dark
clouds began to blot out the sun, the wind rises, the
waves grow longer, the water is whipped into a frenzy
as the storm approaches and increases in intensity.
The trees bend until it seems they will break and you
wonder if your dwelling place, so tiny in size
compared with the greatness of the storm, will not be
swept away ...
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