John Piper writes, “Suppose that you were standing by the Grand Canyon at sunset with two other people. You become deeply moved and utter the words, “This is beautiful; this is glorious.” The person beside you says, “Beautiful? It’s just a big, ugly ditch.” And the third person says, “I guess I hear what both of you are saying. And I think those are equally valid statements.”
So is beauty entirely subjective?
Is it only in the eye of the beholder?
I believe beauty existed in eternity past and that it originates in God and from God and that He is the standard by which all beauty is measured. To know God is to experience beauty in it’s purest form.
King David knew this truth and experienced it personally.
He wrote, One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple. Psalms 27:4
When we experience the beauty of God, our response will be one of wonder and worship.
Hope you have a beautiful day.
A day of wonder and worship,