Not once in my entire life have I considered myself “resplendent.” I doubt, in fact, I have described anything in that manner.
On my wedding day, perhaps. Maybe the junior prom — my first real dress-up event.
Even there I speak of looking radiant. Feeling a glow.
But BEING resplendent?
The Psalmist tells God He is. Resplendent that is. More majestic than the mountains. (Psalm 76:4)
So as I reflect that I dwell with God but that He also dwells in me, I must consider that His qualities, too, live beneath my skin.
I could get a spray tan. Add glitter to my eye shadow. Wear a sequined dress.
But that would only make me shiny.
Resplendence, instead, rises slowly to the surface. It’s an inside out light.
The fullness of all the beauty of God Himself, fanned forever by the Holy Spirit.
Can you imagine?
I hope you can. Because it’s in you, too.
So let us ready our vessels. Let us welcome the rising. Let us be polished. Let us be resplendent.
Indeed, we already are.
Linking this reflection of Small Wonder with my friend and fellow blogger, Kelly Chripczuk, who hosts a Community of blogging Beauty Hunters at her site. Because our Big God shows himself in the most amazing small ways. #smallwonder