God is beauty

 

Recently, I think God’s been causing me to look at His beauty. The problem with talking of the beauty of God, or God being beautiful is that it’s very difficult to actually explain these terms. So hopefully, you’ll understand what I’m thinking when I’m writing this post! So yeah… I basically wanted to share a couple of things. Firstly, I just spent some time thinking about how I can link beauty with God.

But first, what is beauty? I guess to me, to be beautiful is ascribed to something which or someone who is insanely attractive to me. So, with this personal definition of mine, I can begin to explore the personal meaning of God as beauty or God being beautiful.

I’ve just got a few points which should help me explain 😛

  1. God is beauty because he made everything beautiful: This is just logical sense. If the creator makes the beautiful creation, then surely he is beautiful! I find it utterly amazing that looking at creation and beautiful ‘things’, we can worship God as the beautiful creator who looked at the world and saw it was ‘good’
  2. God is beautiful because of who he is: God is the one who cares for us and offers us eternal life through the love of his son in dying for us. As someone put it to me yesterday, ‘He loved us to death‘. In linking beauty to attractiveness, this God who gave everything for me is insanely attractive and beautiful to me. Someone that I can personally ascribe worth to and worship him as my heavenly, beautiful father.
  3. God is beautiful because the Bible describes him so. One cool thing I learnt today in a theology lecture is that the Greek word for ‘goodness’ is the same as ‘beauty’. So when we talk about Jesus being the ‘Good Shepherd’ he’s also the ‘Beautiful Shepherd’. Isn’t that amazing?! When I think about the Psalmist’s words in Psalm 23, this all makes sense to me how David wrote in a way that depicted God as being beautiful and attractive.

Well, I don’t know whether those three points made any sense, but I thought I’d share anyway! I’m glad that the Lord has laid these things on my heart over the last two days. I don’t know whether this relates to something or someone who’s going through some stuff, but I guess what I want to say is that Jesus is beautiful and attractive, and I would encourage you to look at Jesus in a new way, and if you haven’t found his beauty yet, then look for it. You’ll be surprised 🙂


 

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Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @ http://deanroberts.net/about