How beautiful can beauty get? Think of the things you consider beautiful — an absolutely gorgeous woman, a flaming orange and pink sunset, a rose with the dew of morning lingering on soft petals. Now add them all up, somehow. Think of the most beautiful thing ever. It’s not in this world. It’s the holiness of God.
Holiness is beautiful, and God is the source of holiness, so His beauty is beyond dazzling. I can only imagine, but my brain is finite. I don’t have the capacity to imagine outside the box. I think we will be stunned by what we see when we stand before God. I think His beauty will be so far beyond what we expect that it will take a few ages to get speech back.
We are told to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. (Ps 29:2) How is that even possible? All we can do is worship straight from our heart to His, to stand in awe at His glory and allow that magnificent presence to overwhelm us. I ask God to show me His beauty. Someday, I expect to get a peep, like Moses tucked away in the shelter of the rock. But I’m not afraid. If His glory is so powerful that I cannot stand before it, then what a way to go. I will be burned through with His beauty and received in presence. I’m ready.