Behold the Beauty
by Rev. Tom Gray
One of the beautiful, spiritual, and rewarding parts of human life is found in fine arts. Not all people like the same things or styles, but we are all blessed as we find what we consider things that are beautiful to see, touch, hear, or read.
This is uniquely human. No elephant will paint a portrait. Ten thousand monkeys pounding on typewriters for millennia will never produce a Shakespearean play. As wonderfully as birds sing, a choir of them will never perform Handel’s Messiah.
None of this is said to lessen animals but to lift up the evidence that God has uniquely created humans to produce—and appreciate—such arts. It is also a revelation that this is something that God must love, too.
Whatever we find to be beautiful can lift us up spiritually and emotionally. All Creation is filled with beauty that points to His love for us. It points to God’s careful consideration of Creation, including the fact that each one of us also is precious art made by God.
At times when your soul seems empty, what God created in us and through us can lead to find edification that can lift our hearts.
“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith.” Luke 12:27, 28