Beauty

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Genesis 3:6 “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes…”

God is not just utilitarian. He is also an artist. He creates beauty pleasant to the eyes.

Creation not only gives us food and resources for life but beauty for the soul.

We cannot afford to underestimate the power of art to feed the soul with beauty.

Christians are like trees. Our congregations, churches, music, preaching should be ‘pleasant’ to the eyes, ears and soul of people everywhere.

The idea the church should be austere, ascetic is wrong.

Hardly anyone remembers Savonarola and his ‘bonfires of the vanities’, but everyone in the world recognises the enduring witness of Michelangelo’s ‘Sistene Chapel’ ceiling and Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ (considered ‘vanities’ by religionists).

God’s thumbprint in creation is ‘beauty’, something man can never match!

See you in beautiful glorious church!

7 thoughts on “Beauty

  1. Jacqui Mikac

    Thanks for your blogs and tweets Ps Phil! Amazing how beauty is transferred from one to another when we come together in God’s presence. Having given away God’s beauty to others, we come in all dirty and grubby from a week’s work. Then He comes to cleanse us, fill us, anoint us and prep us for another week of sharing His beauty all over again. What a precious job we have for Him! For me the privilege of giving God’s beauty to those gorgeous kids in schools. Harvest!

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