“Lovely” is a term that might seem to be going out of style. But there are some things that are truly “lovely.” Like beautiful weather in the course of a day, or a flower, either wild or grand.
Or perhaps some might think a vacation or delicious dessert. Or for others, “lovely” brings about noble thoughts, such as Manners matter, Character counts.
Today, my word is “lovely.” In whose eyes do I care to be? Do I care to be “lovely” to God today, or other people, or just me.
Merriam-Webster concludes: Definition of lovely, lovelier; loveliest
obsolete : lovable
delightful for beauty, harmony, or grace : attractive She looks lovely in that dress.
eliciting love by moral or ideal worth A lovely woman who loves him for himself, not for his money.
This can be disheartening. I’m just not “lovely” at best.
But when I think about my Father in heaven, Whom I believe cares and is aware. And I think about the mess we’ve made as a whole human race. This great earth He designed that we might enjoy and have peace. But we fell with the first.
But God made way that we may be made new by the last.
He is all together lovely.
He came. He died. He rose. Even when no one takes notice, He still delivers a gorgeous rose, and the morning dew, and early birds that sing.
To think that God gave Himself in exchange for my shame. To think that He gave His only begotten Son, even if it were only me.
To think that He loves. He bears all things.
Oh, that we wouldn’t worry about being “right.”
That instead we would learn more of harmony and grace.
If we would invest time in knowing God, and asking Him plainly to show us His Son.
Lovely is what we would find, bottom line. He is all together lovely. For all time.
What is lovely?
Making Jesus mine.
“Please God help me slow down to sing.”
From hectic to gentle with my eyes on God. He is gracious, compassionate. He is the Lord God Almighty.
That my main “fear” would be to offend Him.
Today, let us chose to move in a way that might be lovely. In the sight of God, and not worry first of the thoughts of man.
Lovely would be, if with God, I would, you would, the whole of creation, would all agree.
I pray that you and me together might choose to bring more harmony and grace to the very rooms we walk.