Finding God in Beauty
What do you think is “beautiful”? It may be different than what I think is beautiful, but sometimes we can be finding God in beauty.
The familiar phrase “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” first appeared in Greek three centuries before Jesus Christ. However in its current form, the phrase is credited to author Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, who wrote under the pen name “The Duchess” and used the phrase in her 1878 book Molly Bawn.
God sees beauty differently from the way we do. His creation, which includes every single woman ever created, is beautiful. This century, author Sharon Jaynes in her article “Woman: God’s Beautiful Creation” wrote:
“A woman was and is one of God’s most magnificent creations. As a matter of fact, she was His grand finale. After He fashioned Eve, creation was complete and He took a rest! God has placed in our hearts a love for beauty and a desire to be beautiful – as He defines it.”
King Solomon of the Bible described(king of Israel from 970 – 930 BC) described a woman’s beauty much differently than most people would today.
For a humorous take on this, see Vonda Skelton (www.vondaskelton.com) in her video “Solomon’s Beloved”:
© Dianne E. Butts (www.DianneEButts.com) has over 275 articles and short fiction in more than fifty publications including Enrichment Journal, and Encounter, and Clubhouse and eighteen books, and is a frequent contributor to Finding God Daily.