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Jesus’ Breath-Giving Generosity and Breath-Taking Beauty

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

Lord Jesus, I have asked you for many things in life, and I will continue to do so. For you are a most generous Savior, powerful King, and loving Bridegroom. You know our needs before we ask; and you give—even when our prayers are an odd mixture of grace-heartedness, selfishness and unbelief. Hallelujah, and thank you.

As I get older, however, I have a growing desire simply to see more of your beauty, Jesus. Ever since you first revealed yourself to me, I’ve known you to be true, and so very good. But now—perhaps because of all the “ugly” in the world, I intensely crave a greater revelation of your unparalleled loveliness.

You faithfully give me air to breath only a daily basis. But take my breath away with a heart-sighting of your matchless splendor, radiance, and beauty, Jesus. It’s no mere experience I long for… I truly long for more of you, Jesus.

Heal the eyes of my heart, Jesus—the astigmatism, cataracts, the myopia. Burn from my memory all the wrong, unworthy, distorted images I’ve had of you. I long for the Day when we will see you as you are, Lord Jesus, and we will be made like you (1 John 3:1-3). Here’s the biggest AMEN I can possibly offer.

 

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