Psalm 8:1-9 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
"The artist has one function - to affirm and glorify life." - W. Eward Brown
An artist's emotions cannot be put into words. That's why he or she composes music, strokes or canvas with a brush, or captures a moment with camera. Say hello to an artist's language.
There is one striking yet subtile fact that lies within art classes, reading, and observation: an artist's masterpiece will be greatly appreciated, but never valued as much by a spectator as by it's maker.
David probably had the same thought when he wrote Psalm 8, which proves that God is the artist in our lives. And in Psalm 139:14-15 he expresses his perception this way: I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
If He can make rock and overgrown weeds become beautiful mountains just by adding a little bit of white snow, then He can take what blob of paint that clogs up the flawed structure of our lives, and make us into His masterpiece.
Be encouraged this month to let Him design His masterpiece in your life. There's no better artist for the job. ks
Additional verses to study: Genesis 2:7; Psalm 19, Psalm 139:13-17; Romans 1:20