When I reflect upon God’s nature and consider his qualities, I am left with only one word. God is beautiful. I use this word not in relation to any physical qualities, but in relation to his unending complexity and simplicity. He is the creator who is beyond comprehension, yet he enters into history with the simple request that we love him and our fellow humans. He is surprising, powerful, elegant, harmonious, and other words that only elaborate upon the term beauty. Condensing the definition of beauty, as people so often do, detracts from the realization that God truly is beautiful. How else can one explain how so much beauty abounds in the world he created? Whether in sights from creation, words with a friend, artwork at its finest, music at it richest, mathematics in its thoroughness, love in its purest, sacrifice in its earnestness, or any other beauty one finds in the world, one has a reason to turn to the source of this beauty.
I have contemplated this concept the past few weeks and I still have difficulty understanding beauty. I see a world marred by sin, yet I see God’s grace and love bursting through the darkness. I realize that God is beautiful, but I have difficulty using this term because this word has been altered and corrupted by societies and individuals (including myself). I am conflicted at times; however, I know that God is beautiful and will continue to reveal his nature to me. God is beautiful and let all the earth sing his praises.