The Importance Of Beauty In The Eye Of The Beholder

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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” implies that beauty is subjective and that one decides what is beautiful and what is not. However, there are things that are objectively beautiful that were created by God. Beauty fits into Christianity because of these inherent beauties, as seen, in nature, in things that are symmetrical, and in things that have order. Inherently beautiful things were created to draw our attention to value and importance in God’s design.
First, God created nature to be inherently beautiful so we can find importance in the fact that nature is uncontrollable and sustains mankind. Nature is the only thing humans cannot control directly. It behaves in its own way, and naturally does what God created it to do. The sublime
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Symmetrical things are more appealing to the human eye because they give us a sense of balance in our brains. We see this in many of God’s creations such as the design of the human body. If we were to draw a line down the middle of our bodies, from the outside we would seem for the most part symmetrical. This shows that God valued mankind and wanted us to value each other. In nature, nautilus shells are naturally symmetrical because of their design to grow. They grow trying to keep the same proportional shape making them symmetrical. Also the Milky Way is a near perfect image of itself making it a mirror image that the human eye finds appealing in pictures. Perhaps these things are symmetrically designed because God designed us to be drawn to and appreciate things that are balanced and see the beauty and importance of his work. Symmetry causes the eye to be drawn to such things and find the interest in beauty in them, which leads to appreciating the value, design and importance in …show more content…
God created things with specific order and detail for them to function to the purpose he intended. For example, there is beauty in the detail of a cell because a cell is small by itself but it also has microscopic parts that work together to make the cell function. Then the cell combines with other cells to form an organ that works together with other organs to function. The process continues until all the organs work together along with the other details God designed in our bodies until those form a functioning human. It is an amazing and inherently beautiful design how there is such a specific order for things to simultaneously use there specific intended function to work together in order for something bigger to function. This is beautiful because it, once again, crucial to our lives and God wants us to understand the importance in his layout. This sense of order is not only seen in the anatomy and physiology of the body and plants but also in the idea that everyone has specific qualities that contribute to a bigger thing. For example as Paul says “ Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12). God created us each with specific details in order for us to work together, just as a body would, to function together. He created order and structure with beauty for things to

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