A compilations of A Return To Loveliness posts from A Delight Life.

“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
~L.M. Montogomery

To Inspiration

Inspiration (from the Latin inspirare, meaning "to breathe into") refers to an unconscious burst of creativity in a literary, musical, or other artistic endeavour.

To some, inspiration comes from unseen beings - muses. To a Christian, inspiration and beauty come from God. To ponder on the thought that God is the source of inspiration and creativity - one realizes how beautiful it really is. 

Exodus 35:31-32

'And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze,'

God created such a complex and glorious work of art in this world and in the universe surrounding us, no wonder mankind has been inspired to imitate in some form or fashion. 

Amos 4:13 

For behold, he who forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought, who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth— the Lord, the God of hosts, is his name!

A few things came together this past week to draw my imagination and thoughts that God is the source of our creativity. We were watching one of our favorite movies, "The Count of Monte Cristo". Several 
lines indicate God watching over our lives and how He is 'in everything'.

My daughter asked me to help her find a poem for her English class and I was drawn to a few - one being 'On Being Human' by C.S. Lewis. He wrote that there are things angelic beings do not understand - things that only we can - things only we can see, touch, sense and know - connections we have to our Creator - inspiring thought.

Another was To Imagination by Emily Bronte. She personified Imagination as a friendly companion within her world that dispelled the dreariness and seemingly hopelessness of the world without. 
I have always been drawn to the beauty that surrounds me - the shape and form of flowers, trees and the landscape. The beauty of a bird soaring in the sky.
The beauty in the face of a loved one - 
No wonder that over time, people have been inspired to create in song, poetry, art and form the beauty that surrounds them.

I was preparing  the table, trying to choose which creamy white dishes to use. As I stacked them side by side on the table, I was struck by the individual beauty of the shape of each teacup and saucer - as well as the simplicity in their color and style. 

Someone somewhere was inspired to create these lovely things - for us to enjoy  - for me to remember and to be thankful of the beauty of the ultimate creator - the ultimate artist - our God. Isn't it a wonderful thing - isn't it a gift to us - to imagine, to be inspired and to create.