Saturday, November 09, 2013
"Beauty Within" - 11/09/13 - Acts 6:1-8:1
“In just such a time Moses was born, a most beautiful baby." (7:20)
It always makes me stop and ponder, why ABBA brought out Moses, "was a most beautiful baby".
"The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months. (Ex 2:2) and then again, here in Acts.
What was it about his beauty that God felt important enough to breath this information into Scripture? Did his beauty capture the heart of Pharaoh's daughter, causing her to want him for her own, upon finding him amongst the reeds in the river?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The rating system for beautiful by the world is ever changing. Centuries ago, voluptuous women were a sign of beauty. Today a woman is considered beautiful if she is looking skeletal. But God's never changing rating system isn't based on our outside looks, which fade.
So I am wondering, does ABBA bring out that Moses was "a most beautiful baby", because we all have this beauty..........
The everlasting type of beauty.
The beauty which is His image being reflected through us.
When I picture little babies, little children, I see this same type of beauty. Each of us are made in His image. These little ones, are fresh from our Creator's Canvas, the world or self hasn't come in to mar His Image, in which they are made.
There are so many of all ages, who come to my mind as being "beautiful" and each one of them lives for Christ. Each one of them has The Holy Spirit living within them. Each one of them takes my breath away with their inside/out beauty - men and women.
I realize they, in becoming "childlike" in the wonderment and acceptance of Him, He has made each of them new.
A Most Beautiful babe in Christ.