Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! – Genesis 1:31
Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see — how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him. – Psalm 39:8
God is good. Every part of God is good and His goodness seeps out of every corner of creation. As Christians, we believe that even in the midst of a world that is broken, God still sees and affirms the beauty and goodness of His creation. Therefore, He also calls us to see and affirm the beauty and goodness in all of creation.
It’s easy to identify what’s wrong with the world around us – to point out the imperfections and flaws of people, society, and culture. As Christians, we believe that we have a greater calling. One that is about seeking out and affirming what’s good and beautiful – including in those places where beauty is not always easy to see on the surface. We can accomplish more by being people who are more known for the things we’re for – rather than the things we’re against.
As human beings, we have been created in the image of the Ultimate Creator – The Great Artist. Therefore, we believe that all of us have been given creative potential. We’ve been called to be co- creators in bringing beauty and goodness to the world around us. As we reflect on the beauty and goodness that dwells in all of creation, we experience together the creative spark of goodness that started the universe. That observation should take us to that simple place — God you are good. I trust you. Make my will like yours.