The Beauty of Obedience

The beauty we see in nature is a reflection of Christ's glory, and is the direct result of creation's obedience to its Creator. When Jesus speaks, nature obeys (Mark 4:39). What then is the beauty of the true Church? . . . Our universal obedience to the rule of Creator Jesus in our lives (Romans 16:19, 26). Conversely, what is the genesis of the world's ugliness? . . . Its disobedience to Christ (Romans 15:31). This is why creation anxiously longs for the sons of God to be revealed because their obedience radiates the beauty of Christ for all to enjoy (Romans 8:19, 21)!