It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, with Jim and I attending four conferences, giving five messages, on two different continents! Were we ever in need of some good rest and time together! Thankfully a friend blessed us with tickets to the Denver Art Museum and last Thursday we were off on a date!
Now when Jim saw me slip my colored pencils into my backpack he was concerned, “What are your expectations for this trip?!” Spending two hours contemplating and drawing one piece of art at a museum is not his idea of a good time!
So I quickly explained, “Oh! No expectations! I like to have them just in case…” Turns out you can’t even use anything but a charcoal pencil while you’re looking at the exhibits. Was Jim ever relieved!
But as we entered I still asked the Lord if He’d highlight one treasure and speak to me through it. Would you believe we found it on the last floor right as we were getting ready to leave?!
When we saw Camille Pissarro’s “Autumn, Poplars, Eragny” I was captivated. Such texture! And beauty! But you know when you get up close, if you just look at a small section, it sure doesn’t look like anything!
But back away, take in the whole… and it’s breathtaking!
And I thought – that’s so much what life is like! Right now, in the middle of the story, experiencing one small piece of the whole it may not look like much! In fact it may look like a downright choppy mess!
But God is a master artist. There is purpose in each stroke! Am I ever looking forward to getting to heaven and first and foremost seeing Him for who He is! Then it sure will be neat to see the whole of the picture He’s painting in our lives. Especially to see the beauty He brings out of the dark strokes…
Bet it’s going to look even better than this!!!