Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bread for the Journey

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While I am not personally an admirer of the above painting, I do understand its value.
In 2004 this painting's winning bid was an exorbitant  $104.1 MILLION dollars!
What is it that makes someone willing to pay a fortune for it?
Its beauty? Its colours? The subject?
No, what gives it its value is the artist - the creator of the painting - the famous Picasso.

So much of what we hold dear or valuable has to do with  who made it.
Something of the one who creates is captured in the thing created  and because looking at it, holding it, touching it gives us an emotional connection with the creator whom we admire,  we are willing to sacrifice
a great deal to 'own' it.

Romans 1:20 speaks of God's creation as an expression of His attributes or character.
It says..... "For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that (He) made."

Does the awesome power and beauty of God's creation not move us, yes inspire us 
to think thoughts of God?
How often my heart has been lifted up to God in praise or worship as I have  gazed at the beauty of a sunset, walked along a soul-calming  forest path , stood in awe of the ocean's crashing waves, watched a hummingbird at my feeder, admired the intricate detail of a flower.  

If God is the creator of  such majestic beauty in nature, can He not be trusted to also create beauty in us?  Can we not trust Him with our heart?  our life?
I came across a web site this week that inspired this post. You can see the collection of amazing photos of God's creation here.  

   O LORD, how manifold are Your works! 
In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your possessions—
         Psa 104:24 

1 comment:

  1. I can't for the life of me fathom someone paying that much for a painting though. I can think of so many things that millions of dollars could be used for! But...

    My Creator definitely inspires that.And He is most assuredly one to be trusted with our hearts!