Jesus Creates Beauty through love-artistry

The Puritans knew how to express their vision of beauty through elequant words. Their connection to the truths of Scripture came forth in their theology, devotions, and prayers. This excerpt from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions speaks of the beauty that Christ creates through his artistry in the sanctification of the disciple.

Make me fruitful by living to that love,
my character becoming more beautiful every day.
If traces of Christ’s love-artistry be upon me,
may he work on with his divine brush
until the complete image be obtained
and I be made a perfect copy of him, my master

The Valley of Vision: A collection of Puritan prayers and devotions. Edited by Arthur Bennett. The Banner of Truth Trust 1975. Versa Press 2007. p. 25


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