Why is there beauty in this world?
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself this question? I did, just the other day as I noticed a beautiful sunrise. Yes, there’s a science behind the sunrise, I understand that, but ultimately, we have beautiful sunrises because God created it that way.
But why? What is the point of beauty? A beautiful sunrise serves no logical purpose… or does it?
Psalm 19:1-4 might argue that it does.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.”
A beautiful sunrise testifies to the beauty of – and existence of – God.
When God paints the sky with color, I’m reminded of just how amazing He is. He didn’t have to give me a view of a magnificent sunrise – in fact, just a few minutes later and I would have missed it entirely – yet He displayed His glory before me in a bright and colorful way.
So the next time you see something beautiful, turn your eyes to the One who made it. From the powerful ocean to the majestic mountains, from the delicate flower to the magnificent trees, from the variety of animals to the uniqueness of every human being, every aspect of nature points us to the Lord, the powerful Creator of all.