The World is Art

The miraculous splitting of the sea evoked a song of praise by the Jewish people for God. In truth, the magnificence of sea itself should have been sufficient to evoke wonder and appreciation of God’s handiwork. However, we have become so blasé to the beauty of the world that we need a miracle in order to experience awe. In this context it is apropos Marcel Proust’s comment that the challenge of life isn’t in discovering new lands but in seeing the old ones with new eyes.

The sculptor Daniel Kafri sees the beauty of the world as evidence of God’s existence itself. As an artist, he knows how difficult it is to create beauty. Darwinism can perhaps explain the survival of the fittest; it does not explain why the world is so beautiful.