We are driven to create at this deep wordless level of the soul because we are all fashioned
in the image of God who is an Artist.
When we first encounter God in the Bible, it is not as the awesome Lawgiver
or the Judge of the universe but as the Artist.
The language of Genesis is not flashy or grandiose;
there is no waving of his great and powerful arm,
no echoing of the mighty shout of the word of creation,
no universe falling from his fingertips.
Genesis tells us of his stepping back from the canvas of creation at the end of each day
to examine his work and,
like any painter or sculptor,
with the utmost simplicity declaring, "Good".
Like an artist he begins with the more fundamental forms.
The light and darkness, the earth, air and water are his pencil sketch.
Next he moves up in complexity until at the top of the whole wonderful heap stands humanity.
"Very good!" is his verdict.
Scribbling in the Sand
Today I am sharing with you two of my favorite books -
the above words are from Michael Card's
Scribbling in the Sand, Christ and Creativity
which beautifully speaks of creativity and our yearning
to create something meaningful that touches others.
This is my fall-back book that I return to over and over.
The photos are from this glorious huge book
that I discovered a couple years ago.
Sam Fink is a New Yorker whose family lives in Israel.
As a gift to them he painted 40 stunning watercolors of Exodus
along with words in Hebrew and English.
What a gift!
It's a rainy blustery day here.
My body is feeling especially achey in parts
so no church today,
but instead I am worshipping with these two books
while listening to a David Crowder mix on Pandora
(how did we survive before Pandora?).
We are planning a fire in the fireplace,
beef stew simmering on the stove and
Nick is coming home to join us.
Blessings to each of you this week.
I just love hearing from you-
wish we could all meet up and have a great weekend together!