I once watched a powerful video of an artist–David Garibaldi.
The stage is set with anticipation. The room is darkened. The lights encircle the stage.
The music begins, soft and steady, as the artist pulls out a couple of brushes and begins to paint.
At first, the canvas looks rather empty.
Just a few slaps of paint here and there
You wonder, “What is he doing?”
As he keeps slinging the brushes and throwing the paint, you then ask yourself, “Does he even know where he’s going with this? Is this all a waste of time?”
But he appears enthusiastic.
Passionate and inspired to create a masterpiece, you stick with him because, somehow, you know that whatever he’s creating will be pretty remarkable.
Still, it looks like a kid could do it.
You wonder how the scattered strokes and smeared paint could ever create anything recognizable, much less worthy of being deemed as beautiful art.
But then, the music softens and the strokes become more distinct. And way down deep you realize this will be an experience to remember.
As the song rings out, “it’s a new day. . .a new day. . .”
The artist flips the canvas.
There, you see it–the beautiful glory of it all.
It makes sense.
Every slap of paint across the canvas.
The artist flips over what first appeared to be haphazard aims and inconsistent slaps of paint, to reveal a powerful message within his beautiful art.
The Timing of a Beautiful Creator
God is painting your picture.
Sometimes our lives appear haphazard and maybe even upside down.
Sometimes painful, the strokes feel scattered and random and anything but beautiful.
Wrapped within it, we can’t make sense of His work or the daily movements of His progression.
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In the midst of His work, be patient.
Trust God’s handiwork.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11a
What about you?
What beautiful work is God creating in you today? Share your comments.