Wednesday, September 14, 2011

God and beauty

I came across this verse today, as I started reading through Genesis:

Out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up 
every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food.
Genesis 2:9a

I love that verse. Want to know why?

Because it shows that God cares about beauty, not just functionality. Our God created food, but he made it colorful and vibrant. {Can you imagine eating a brown strawberry? Or a black watermelon?} He fashioned creation. He invented different types of wood, species of flowers, colors of the sky. He created peacocks, for pete's sake.

Sometimes I feel like photography, or paint colors, or home decor stores are a waste of time... and, granted, they absolutely can be. {Just ask Charlie and Marty, when we're walking around Homegoods yet again...} Balance is important, of course. But there's also incredible value in spending your time working on creating beautiful art, whether it be editing a photograph, dreaming up a landscaping design, painting a canvas, or arranging artwork on a living room wall.

Its valuable, because it's something God values.

And that, my friends, makes me very, very happy.



Rochelle said...

*sigh* you are like a breath of fresh air tonight to this weary soul! thank you friend. from the bottom of my heart, seriously, thank you.

and still giggling over the peacock comment....

georgia b. said...

this is awesome. a great reminder for artists of all kinds!

i'm such a visual person, so this just makes me happy!... just as it makes you happy.