Recently while doing research for a bible study I stumbled across a fabulous truth. It’s now midnight and I am tempted to wake up my husband. I just wanna shake him awake and say “Guess what! Bling is good!!
You see I like shinny and glitzy things that bling. I just can’t help myself. I love all things glittery. Jewels are great, shinny shoes are fun and a glittery bag is a must with certain outfits.
So when Christmas rolls around look out! Two things I love come together in a great way. I love Jesus and I love bling. On Christmas those two things collide and make an extravaganza of fun for everyone.
My husband on the other hand can be quite the kill joy when it comes to my decoration obsession. Just because he has to drag a few (fourty) plastic totes up from the basement and then return them after I’m done picking through them, doesn’t constitute such ugliness. Okay, he’s not necessarily ugly about it, he just grumbles a little. He says I have to many decorations and then rolls his eyes when I pick up a few more sparkly items each year. Whats the big deal if it keeps a girl happy? And this girl it does.
I don’t get the problem. After all, Jesus deserves it. It’s his birthday, I gotta do it up right. His birthday only comes once a year and there are so many pretty bobbles out there to celebrate with. Hobby Lobby calls my name this time a year. I hear it in my sleep.
So imagine my pleasure in finding a treasure in scripture that supports my love for bling. I was studying I Peter 1:7. It says this:
That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Here’s the good part! Matthew Henry says this about it in his commentary. Jesus will appear in glory, the saints will appear with Him. Their graces will appear illustrious and the more they have been tried the more bright they will appear. Their glory, honor and praise will last to eternity.
WOOT! WOOT! According to Matthew Henry, each trial we go through adds grace that will appear brighter on us. When we appear in the sky with Jesus we will be glowing bright from all our added glory. That to me shouts of glowing brightness. I like it!
Sparkle I will! So far, with all the trials I have been through, my bling quotient should be pretty high about now. I can hardly wait!
Gotta….. go….. wake….. up….. husband. I can’t hardly stand it…..No…..No…..I should probably wait.