I’m so excited to be starting my art business! It is something I have always wanted to do but never had the time or motivation. As I’ve been creating art pieces I’ve had time to ponder and reflect on things of Jesus and painting has helped me to see just how much of a Master artist He really is. I thought it would be fun to share with you a recent experience that happened to me while I was enjoying the weather outside.
The Master Artist
I can remember one evening I was finishing up an art project which ended up being a mountains-cape with a moon glistening on the water below it. I had gotten inspiration to paint this piece and it ended up taking me three hours to paint and I remember feeling very pleased with my work and how it turned out, once i was finished.
Later in the evening I was taking a walk and decided to go to my favorite spot in the field to watch the sunset. I had done thing numerous times before and still, each sunset was just as gorgeous. This time as I sat myself down in the tall grass and watched I was in awe of what my eyes were seeing. It was the most breath-taking sunset I had ever seen. The sky was exploding with the most amazing colors and contrast: fiery orange, bright yellow, turquoise blue mixed with a deep blue. I live out in the country so I am surrounded by dozens of trees which added to the spectacle. No clouds were in the sky, just colors and still it was the most beautiful sight.
It was as if God was saying, “You think you’re good at painting? Look what I can do!” God was displaying His grandeur and I couldn’t have loved it more! I thought back on the painting I had just finished and realized how small my painting was in comparison. Mine was just a random hodge-podge mix of color that made sense to my eye compared to God’s painting masterpiece which expanded miles, changing in contrast and colors in the perfect array. God’s painting appealed to me more than any painting I could ever dream of creating.
I was pondering that this is what God does every evening. If only we took more time to stop and enjoy the Lord’s astounding masterpieces He creates for us. It only lasts for a moment and then it’s like the Lord wipes the canvas away clean, deciding how He’ll do it again tomorrow.
As I sat there admiring the view, I reflected on how grateful and blessed I was to be able to witness something so majestic. It was like the Lord was creating it just for me to remind me how brilliant He truly is. As I returned to artwork, I felt much more amateur than I had before. I welcomed that humble feeling though as it reminded me of what and why I was doing this thing that I love. I also felt very blessed that I have the opportunity and joy of somehow, on a very small scale, duplicate the beauty and wonder that God creates every single day and night. There is honestly no greater thing than the joy of art and even more greater that the God of the universe, the Master artist, gets to be the platform that I work from.
“The things of nature are the Lord’s silent minister’s, given to us to teach us spiritual truths. They speak to us of the love of God and declare the wisdom of the great Master Artist.” – Ellen.G.White