Week 4: Day 2
Beauty in Art and Creativity
Scripture to meditate on:
Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts. Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you: the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent— the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand— and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests, and the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded you.” – Exodus 31:1-11
Here the scripture highlights the role of creativity in reflecting God’s beauty and explores how art and human creativity can reveal spiritual truths.
Questions to ponder:
- How do you see the connection between creativity and spirituality in your life?
- Think about a piece of art or music that has deeply moved you. What spiritual insights did it convey?
- In what ways can you embrace your own creative talents to glorify God and express beauty?