The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalm 14:1
There is no God? But who could believe such a thing? See the masterpiece I present to you above? A reproduction of a tiny, simple creature whose magnificence puts to shame even the greatest art created by man. For, in nature, this beauteous bird has a beating heart and downy feathers, and his little wings lift him aloft to fly above the treetops. Yet, he knows not where he came from, or even what he is. He simply hatched from an egg and shook out his little body into a cascade of breathtaking colors. See his design? How carefully each grouping of feathers is “painted,” with highlights shimmering in all the perfect places?
If you saw this bird — a splash of painted perfection across a canvas in a museum, you would surely look for the artist’s name….for of necessity, there would be an artist. Such wonders do not occur when a palette of paints accidentally tumbles onto a canvas.
But if this bird with heart beating, song singing, wings fluttering….if this living, breathing, warm fluff ball of rainbowed loveliness alighted on a branch near you, and cocked its little head, if you are a fool, then you might say, “There is no God.”
And indeed, you would have proved yourself a fool…………to consider the imitation more needful of a creator than the vibrant reality before you.
God is Beauty, and He has strewn wonders across our world in a super abundant feast to attract us, to fascinate us and to give us enticing glimpses of what awaits us when we at last behold the One Who is all Beauty.
Be a fool no longer! Seek your Creator, the God of the Universe, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, your Beloved, the Beautiful One.
He longs for you, desires you, above all the beauty of His creation.
He calls to you? Will you not answer….will you not seek Him and the delights He has prepared for you alone?
You ravish my heart,
my sister, my promised bride,
you ravish my heart
with a single one of your glances,
with a single link of your necklace.
What spells lie in your love,
my sister, my promised bride! Song of Songs 4:9-10 (NJB)
(first posted in January 2013)