Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lent Day 32: In our image

Art reflects the artist's worldview. A Japanese magazine cover from the late 1800s pictured Caucasian traders with slanted eyes and colorless skin. Art between the two World Wars used a lot of black for sorrow and red for blood, the stark ugly horrors of violence captured on canvas. And now, reflecting the abundance of food and expectations, they're super-sizing the Last Supper!

God made us in his image, and part of that is an ability to create and reflect on the world around us with art, music, maths, and words. If you painted your view of your family (or job or church), what would you canvas say - about it... and about you?

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*O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Psalm 104:24 NLT

*I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. Psalm 145:1-3 NIV

*[Jesus said,] "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16 NLT

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