Why is beauty beautiful?

This is one of my favorite questions. Yes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” but isn’t there an objectivity to beauty? If 2 + 2 = 4, and we know that to be objectively true, isn’t it also objectively true to say the Northern Lights are beautiful? And if this is the case, why?

We’ve started a journey through Genesis in our new series, Christ in the Beginning. We’ve discovered Jesus is the One through whom and for whom all things are made. We’ve found our human dignity springs from being image-bearers of God, conformed to the likeness of Christ. Before we leave the Genesis 1 creation account, I feel compelled to celebrate the creation of beauty! 

I have never preached on this topic, but it’s inspiring and vital to understanding God’s creative work in us, His masterpiece. This Sunday is one of our Masterpiece Sundays and a great Sunday to invite your friends. I believe together we will experience something beautiful!

Created in Him,

Pastor Brad

***Message notes and group discussion guide can be downloaded here

P. S.

Here are some inspiring videos relevant to Sunday!

The Beauty of God Displayed: Ultimately with R.C. Sproul (3:27)

The Three Tenors in Concert (1994 encore as mentioned in the above video) (3:01)

Each Person of the Trinity Loves Celebrating the Beauty of the Others (Philip Ryken) (1:52)

This one’s a sentimental favorite of mine. 

The Color Green and its Story by Rich Mullins (5:59)