Monday, January 2, 2012


My uncle creates amazing art. When I was around 12 years old, he and his lovely wife asked me to come spend the summer with them. One of the greatest impressions of that trip was watching him paint. From a blank white piece of canvas he started with small pencil strokes and then on to blues and greys. In the beginning, there was no way I would have been able to tell you what those strokes would become. But he knew. It was already painstakingly planned out in his thoughts. Over the summer, the blues and greys and pops of color revealed a beautiful city skyline. Awesome.
God creates too. Our lives are His blank canvas. Sometimes we don't always understand the strokes. We can't see what it's going to become. Be He knows. It's already painstakingly planned out in His thoughts. Maybe you feel like you've messed up your canvas. It's crisscrossed with mistakes and wrong turns. Splattered with good intentions gone wrong. But look at this;

"1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light." Genesis 1

God, the Master Painter, is able to bring light and beauty from your empty or dark canvas. He is "hovering" over your life, waiting to create a masterpiece. He's just waiting for your invite. In this new year, let Him get started. See what He can do.
Blessings Friends


Tyrean Martinson said...

Thank you for that beautiful metaphor about God's goodness!

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