The Wednesday night time before Xmas, I participated in a services at our church that brought with each other various generations by way of artwork and the gospel. 4 artists (elementary college student, center university student, me, and a retired human being) ended up requested to generate paintings that have been our interpretation of Luke 2. They put our work on phase, and interviewed every single of us just one at a time. They requested what in the text stood out to us, inspired us, or challenged us & how we represented that within just our do the job. They also questioned what stylistic choices we produced inside our perform that helped convey the coronary heart of our artwork. It was affirming, to me, as a believer & an artist to be a part of this company. The point that we as artists had been given a platform to provide the Lord with our presents/skills & share the gospel by way of our do the job is not anything I get for granted. This is not occurring in a whole lot of churches…over and above executing crafts with youngsters or portray sets for VBS. We ,as believers, have to have to discover the items/talents of our folks and allow them to use people varied, amazing, and exceptional ability sets to construct up the body of believers…share God’s adore, and glorify the Lord. Bakers, automotive, organizers, hair dressers, gardners….can all be accomplished for the glory of the Lord. It is time to see “ministry” as a way of everyday living and not a narrow approved position description/part within the church. I liked just about every do the job & the phrases every artist shared. It genuinely was a blessing.
Center College Scholar
Retired Artwork Instructor