This is one of my favorite quotes from the beginning of my favorite book I’m currently reading. The book is called “A Million Little Ways: Uncover the art you were made to live” by Emily P. Freeman. In it she calls all of us, no matter who we are, to create art with our lives as an expression of Christ in us. Enjoy this tidbit of her poetic writing, and consider for yourself what it means to live your life as God’s masterpiece of artwork.
It isn’t only the painters who are allowed to be expressive, it isn’t only the musicians who can touch our souls, it isn’t only the novelists who inspire us to dream.
Have you noticed how God does things?
Have you considered the way he colors the sky? Or the smallest details in the blades of grass or grains of sand beneath your feet?
Is he only a God of right answers and right angles and acceptable behavior? Have we exalted the will of God and the plans of God above God himself?
He does not manage us, to-do us, or bullet-point us. He loves us. Is with us. And believing him feels impossible, until we do, like a miracle, like lukewarm water turning merlot red right there in the cup. And hope sprouts new, because God doesn’t give us a list. He invites us into the story.