What do you make of beauty?

Do you ever look around and think WOW, isn’t this place beautiful??

Why is it that we can be left breathless when we see, for example, the sun setting over the horizon? Or a misty waterfall?

Even finding out how these things work scientifically doesn’t strip nature of its splendour!

How can we ‘meaningless pieces of protoplasm’ be filled with such awe?

Could it be a pointer that we’re more than that?

A pointer to God… A living stamp of His magnificence!

Tay road bridge (last week)… One reason to get up early in the morning!

‘He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.’ (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

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13 thoughts on “What do you make of beauty?

  1. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. [James 4:14]

  2. I love cats and Christ too….ours is a 9 year old calico named Maxi. She is featured on my blog.

  3. Perhaps this is a wrong place to ask, but does that mean you believe in Intelligent Design?

    Also, knowing how a rainbow is made through only makes me that much more excited….
    Since I can now make rainbows.

    FEAR MY COLOURFUL POWERS!
    *Sticks Finger in Water Sprinkler on a sunny day.*

    • Haha :)… Ah well whichever way you want to look at creation, ultimately there is something rather than nothing… Could there be a God who is the causal agent? Anyway, this post was just making the point that whichever angle you come from- ain’t it awesome! Thanks for dropping by!

      • Well that’s the problem, we don’t know that there was nothing before us. So I can’t say anything about that.
        But to be honest, Intelligent Design is slightly iffy in my opinion. Why is a percentage that nears infinity (in other words, our Earth) habitable and ‘intelligent’, when the rest of the universe is out to kill us?

        Roses are beautiful, and thorny. :/

      • It’s great you’re interested in that topic… if you’d like to discuss, feel free to message me!

  4. All things denote there is a God; even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, and its motion, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator

  5. Beautiful indeed. Knowing how things work scientifically adds to the appreciation, I feel.
    Lack of ‘divine purpose’ doesn’t mean bereft of any purpose or meaning though. I don’t think anyone thinks we’re ‘meaningless pieces of protoplasm’.

  6. Isn’t it strange that God set eternity in the hearts of men, but so many earnestly resist it? I would often sit and ponder the questions of eternity before I became a Christian. The moment someone started to show me “the Way” it all added up, the BIG questions that I sought answers to were all covered by scripture and the changed lives I observed. As I look around me at many in my age range, and they all seem to be striving for recognition and some sort of legacy (often without real interest in anything other than personal glory). Life without Jesus, what could be more confusing?

  7. Andy

    very cool! 😀 don’t think I’ve heard that passage from Ecclesiates before 😀 class picture! 🙂

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