The expression “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” means that the perception of beauty is subjective. There wasn’t much beauty to behold, in an old 1830’s farmhouse, standing abandoned in the field near Selkirk Ontario, But Earl Clemens, a retired Ontario Pastor saw more than broken windows, and a rusty metal roof. He purchased it, and he and his wife Marlene dismantled it piece by piece, and reconstructed it near Delhi Ontario. Earl saw, in that old house, beauty to behold of lasting value, not visible to the casual eye. In doing so, he was illustrating the greatest of all perceptions of beauty where there seemed to be none. That happened when God, seeing mankind with no beauty or value because of our lost spiritual condition, sent His Son, the Lord Jesus, to purchase, dismantle and re-create. Paul described the results, when inspired to write, “Therefore of anyone is in Christ, he, or she is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.” That’s a minute of truth!
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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