The Price of Beauty

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For some reason, folks harbor a love affair with snow. They pen poetry about snow, create paintings of snow, feature snow on Christmas cards. They think it’s beautiful.

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Beauty has a price. The same clean whiteness that lights up Christmas cards also clogs roadways, causes accidents, makes structures collapse, shuts down power, closes schools and hospitals, and kills living creatures

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Lush lawns must be mowed. Colorful gardens must be weeded. Beautiful animals must be fed, watered, exercised, brushed, and taken to vet clinics. Lovely homes must be painted and maintained. Beauty comes with a price.

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The only free beauty I know of is God’s. Heaven will be more beautiful than anything we can imagine from our earthly focus. Psalm 27:4, “one thing I have desired of the LORD that I will seek; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life and behold the beauty of the LORD.”

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Oh…wait a minute. Heaven is not free. It cost the life of Jesus Christ, Son of God.

But Heaven’s beauty is free for us, because Jesus paid the entry fee.

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10 thoughts on “The Price of Beauty

  1. Oh…wait a minute. Heaven is not free. It cost the life of Jesus Christ, Son of God.

    But Heaven’s beauty is free for us, because Jesus paid the entry fee.

    Amen! Beautiful blog. Psalm 27 is one of my favorites, and I love verse four. Thanks for the reminder that we owe Jesus everything and that one day we will see him in heaven; and he’ll be the most beautiful part of it!

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