“As Christians, we are to be concerned about three qualities: the good, the true, and the beautiful. These three are virtues that touch the very heart of Christianity. It is a triad of values, each of which points beyond itself to the character of God. We are concerned about goodness because God is Good. We care about truth because God is Truth. We care about beauty because God is Beautiful.” — R. C. Sproul (The Christian and Art)
I am still thinking, researching, meditating, musing, etc., about art and my walk with Christ. I feel like this search/journey is getting to be a little crippling, but I also believe that the Lord is working in my life and I am expecting to break out any time now. LOL!
I would like to thank all those who have prayed for me. I certainly can do nothing in my own strength. Everything good that I do is because of the Lord doing it in and through me. Praise the Lord!
I have not really been doing any art, but I did throw some pastel on some paper a couple of weeks ago:
This is from one of the photos that I took at the Indian Mound in Heath, Ohio, in November. I loved the big orange tree in the background, seen through the trunks of the other trees. The ground was covered with autumn leaves and it was just a beautiful day. I can feel it, even now. Sometimes, beauty causes my heart to swell up with praise and adoration to my God and I have even been known to sob over it when confronted with something overwhelming like mountains. And, to think! The beauty we are able to see now is nothing compared to what His people will see in glory! Hallelujah!
“The beginning of art is found in the act of creation itself. The ultimate foundation and basis for aesthetics is the work of creation. Here we encounter God the supreme artist. We are all aware of the beauty that surrounds us in creation. We rhapsodize about sunsets and about the Painted Desert in Arizona. We talk about a breathtaking panorama as we look from a mountaintop and see the display of beauty beneath us. These vistas of creation bear witness to the artistic virtue of God Himself. The psalmist says, ‘The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork’ (Psalms 19:1).” — R. C. Sproul (The Christian and Art)
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That is so interesting, Ginny
What you are doing sounds like a very beneficial activity. Good will use it and bless you.
I think I will get that book for my daughter for Christmas.