Beauty overflows our world. From the lush, sun-dappled rain forests to the moon-swept deserts, the earth surrounds us with astonishing beauty. Magnificent animals, exotic birds, and, above all, people are everywhere. In this exquisite world people create, and have created, magnificent things that inspire us.
What would you say are the most beautiful things? I was going to begin with “The Ten Most Beautiful Things.” But it was a ridiculous task. So I set up categories of things like buildings, animals, gardens, and, of course, people. You no doubt have different tastes and would choose differently. I hope you enjoy my collection.
As you look and wonder, worship God’s creations and marvel at the giftedness of architects, artists, and everyone who lifts a paintbrush, designs a robot, and creates a garden. Our ability to create is a God-given gift that provides a more beautiful world and deep satisfaction for those who create. Enjoy!
You are here. That fragile, impossibly beautiful and achingly vulnerable globe hanging all alone out there in the star speckled dark… that is home. That is Earth.
They leap across the savannahs, glide through coral reefs, and wing through the trees.
Flowers and gardens
Yep. Just five for now. I am showing remarkable restraint here.
People create such amazing, complex, and inspiring structures and decorate them in so many fantastic ways. These are some of my favorites.
Chapelle Palatine, Palermo, Sicily. Incredible mosaic tile inlaid with gold leaf.
Sculptures and works of art
Young or old, the human face is the most expressive part of any creature in our world. Alike but so different, we are made in the image of God.