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Enjoying Beauty is a Gift
Posted On 05/01/2015 23:27:12 by PastorZomok

I decided to write this to help uplift the brethren and to make them think of higher things.  This is what God wants me to do.

I thought to myself that the ability to enjoy beauty is a gift from God and not happenstance.  Although natural selection is good for explaining Darwin's Finches near the Galapagos islands afar off or selecting white rabbits in the the more northern climes, it has little selective power in helping us to prefer beauty.  Appreciating beauty and lovely things is not something that helps us survive a cold climate nor does it help us find food.  It is a gift from on high.

As an artist I have taken mental notes on a few things.  When I paint something, whether it be a a simple flower bloom, or a sunset, it is only a mere reflection of the actual natural scene and beauty, and secondly, if it is prettier than the original scene, it is only because of the imput from other scenes and ideas added.  Whatever caused the original natural scene has a higher mind than mine.  It would be of no use to call it happenstance from the natural realm as the natural laws are well balanced and have a cause too.  All things have to have a sufficient cause.  This is what mental experiments have taught me.  Beauty itself has to have a sufficient cause.  It points to a beautiful creator.

Focusing back on the appreciation of beauty rather than the origin of beauty, God gave mankind this attribute.  It is one of the things that set us apart from the lower creations.  Animals don't seem to appreciate art and they just do the same things over and over again...in a rather static manner but people advance and can focus on higher ideals like truth and beauty. God tells us....

Philippians 4:8 "And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise."

Pastor Zomok

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