Ancient Beauty

2 Comments June 12, 2009 in Christian Life

There’s something beautiful about old things. Antique collectors know this. Those who love the Word of God value words spoken thousands of years ago.

I took this picture one day after my daughter performed with her violin. The light, the wood floor full of character and the beautiful violin cried out for a photo. I gave in.

The sepia feature on my camera added that antique look. Ancient Beauty today.

I wish I could flip a switch and have that gorgeous sepia feature cover my flaws, foibles and faux pas. My life is full color and every little problem shows up clearly. If only I could either be flawless in full color or antiqued with an airbrush.

The Bible says “Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.” Proverbs 16:31, NIV.

It seems that in God’s world, if you want to get that ancient beauty there actually is a switch to flip. It doesn’t happen overnight, but it happens. It’s a righteous life. It’s a life of following, chasing and obeying God.

The antiquing of our lives will come as we pursue righteousness. Ancient Beauty, age-old righteousness, timeless wisdom.

Who needs a sepia feature when we have the song of wisdom dancing in our souls through the blessing of righteous living topped off with a crown of gorgeous gray hair?

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