There is no barrier. There is no force. There is nothing that can stop Your light from shining forth. Darkness can not boast. Evil will not win. Satan has been defeated. Oh Lord, Your light prevails. The world tries to get in the way, but You will not be denied. The world tries to restrain, but You will not be held down. The world tries to redefine, but You are who You are. Oh Lord, Your light prevails. People try to silence You. Governments try to legislate You. Preachers misrepresent You. Oh Lord, Your light prevails. You shine in the darkest dark. You radiate in the gloomiest gloom. You glow with the purest love. Oh Lord, Your light prevails. You are the Light of the world. You are the Light of my life. You are THE Light. Oh Lord, You have prevailed.
We worship God because he sent Jesus to reveal His love and grace to sinful people through his death and resurrection. As you prepare to worship on this Lord’s Day, reflect on the beauty of Jesus; the glory that shines forth revealing the Father. Don’t enter your places of worship out of a sense of duty to one another, but because of what God has done through Jesus Christ. As the psalmist says, in Psalm 27:4, “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.“
The following poem is dedicated to the beauty of Jesus…
Lord Jesus you are beautiful, And your heart is full of mercy. Your love is all encompassing, Your compassion has no boundary.
Your presence gives me holy peace, Your comfort soothes my broken heart. I was weak, blind and oh so lost, From you I’ll never be apart.
You shine forth the Father’s glory, Your face glows brighter than the sun. Your beauty takes my breath away, And with you I am so undone.
I long to gaze upon your face, And to bask in your loving glow. Lord Jesus you are beautiful, And its you that I want to know.