Friday Affirmation

“A Christian should use these arts to the glory of God, not just as tracts, mind you, but as things of beauty to the praise of God. An art work can be a doxology in itself.” – Francis Schaeffer, Art and the Bible

Right now we have a beautiful gallery of artwork hanging on the walls of our church. Photographs of nature, paintings of flowers, images of people and splashes of color. We walk past architecture and art everyday, from murals to decorated paper cups. Is it possible that these things are praising God? It is easy to have an overwhelming sense that you are in the presence of worship when you enter a cathedral or listen to a church choir, but what about when you enter Starbucks or hear the radio in your car?

There is an element of praise within beauty itself.

Let’s get lost in the worship of God in the midst of creating art. Let’s get lost in the worship of God when experiencing art. Let’s learn how to be the light of encouragement, coaxing worship from the artists we interact with and celebrating that our God is beautiful.

“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” – Luke 19:40

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