Last week I wrote about how Psalm 19 – one of my favorites – is about God’s invitation for us to know Him more. The psalm starts with creation. Creation reveals the Creator:
The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
and their words to all the world.
God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.
It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding.
It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.
The sun rises at one end of the heavens
and follows its course to the other end.
Nothing can hide from its heat.
The skies speak! They do not have a voice but they shout out the knowledge of God. They give a message for the whole earth to hear about the glory of God. The sun rises and sets in beauty and we can’t help but look up in wonder.
Beauty points us to God. The Creator made so much of this world beautiful – the sunsets, the sky, the mountains, the ocean, animals. He even made humans beautiful, though we often make so much of life ugly. This beauty transcends our understanding but calls us to wonder and praise. There is an Artist who is at work, making life beautiful. The more we know this Artist, the more truly beautiful we become.
We have the ability to comprehend beauty. This in itself is pretty amazing. This is not the product of evolution but the fingerprint of our Maker. Humans can see beauty; we can understand something is beautiful though we often don’t know why. We stop in awe at the sight or sound of something wonderful. Beauty brings us delight. The fact that we can comprehend beauty is one of the biggest proofs for the existence of God and the soul. Beauty serves no evolutionary purpose other than to draw us to our Creator. God is the ultimate Source of beauty; God is truly, fully beautiful. Our hearts long for Him, long for that vision. All the beauty of creation is just a shadow of His radiance.
Creation reveals the Creator. Science shows there is order and rules in creation. Order does not come from chaos without Someone establishing order. Rules are not the products of chance. Science has uncovered the “laws” of God at work in creation. Scientists get to research and understand the way God made things. From biology to chemistry to astronomy to physics, from particle collisions to dark matter to quarks – these are all avenues of wonder, ways to understand the Creator more. Science is an invitation, beauty is an invitation, creation is an invitation to know God more.
Take the time to pursue the One who is pursuing you.