Beautiful Savior

By Rick Marschall
Special to ASSIST News Service
SWARTZ CREEK MI (ANS)--Over in these parts it's been a month of pressure, joy, challenges, stress, brokenness, prayer, deadlines, surprises, anticipation, worship, assessment, re-assessment... in other words, not very different than most months; and probably not much different for you. That is, if we want to see things that way -- which is a constant temptation.
Looking back on yesterday, do you remember the bad or the good? Thinking of last week, do you remember the frustrations or the joy? Go back a month: do you remember disappointments or promises?
Do we remember Jesus? He, too, was always there. We try to remember Jesus. In any one day, He's the Jesus of the pressure; He's the Jesus of the joy; He's the Jesus of the challenges; He's the Jesus of the stress; He's the Jesus of the brokenness; He's the Jesus of the prayer; He's the Jesus of the deadlines; He's the Jesus of the surprises; He's the Jesus of the anticipation; He's the Jesus of the worship; He's the Jesus of the assessments; He's the Jesus of the re-assessments. And more: of needs, and of healing, and of relationships.
I invite you -- especially so that we all don't start a typical week the typical way -- to remember also that He is Fairest Lord Jesus.
Simple: just the loveliest, lovingest, lover of our souls. He's everything to us... but how often do we just luxuriate in his love? Fall back -- trust Him to catch you -- and commune for a moment with the Fairest Lord Jesus.
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Enlarge the screen, turn the lights out if you can, watch this music video, and realize that the most beautiful scenes in God's creation cannot compare to the actual beauty of our loving Savior.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rick Marschall is the author of 65 books and hundreds of magazine articles in many fields, from popular culture (Bostonia Magazine called him "perhaps America's foremost authority on popular culture") to history and criticism; country music, television history, biography and children's books. He is a former political cartoonist, editor of Marvel Comics, and writer for Disney comics. For 10 years he has been active in the Christian field, writing devotionals; co-author of The Secret Revealed with Dr Jim Garlow.


  1. What a beautiful post! And as for the video, I thought I'd just take a peek and then click off. The music was too lovely to interrupt. Thanks Rick, for posting such refreshment.

    1. Glad you enjoyed today's post. I thought it was a great way to end the month.