Friday, September 11, 2015

Paint Party: Invisible to the Eye!

"Can a blind man act as a guide to a blind man?" Luke 6:39

God made a human being to be tremendously amazing! In Jesus' time, blind men could not do much but be a nuisance I suppose. He was reduced to begging. But today, if a blind man can learn how to echolocate, he can ride a mountainbike in the forest by himself, he can "hear" buildings from 1,000 feet away, he can navigate through a strange place smoothly and with no hesitation. Daniel Kish "sees" the way bats see in the dark. He became the first totally blind person in the be fully certified to be able to lead another blind man and guide him. So yes, Daniel Kish can act as a guide to another blind man. In some ways. Echolocation cannot tell you if there is a hole in the ground, or if there is park bench in front of a stone wall.

But because God made the human being to be tremendously amazing, we can be arrogant and proud. When we know a little bit, we think we know it all. Like the parable of the 6 blind men and the elephant. One concluded that the elephant was a snake because he reached out for the tail. One adamantly insisted it was a wall, another 4 tree trunks, etc. We can be like that too, observing people from our great height of knowing. I know I am. My husband reminds me often of how I am too prone to judging others. Sometimes I condemn people because of how they look. This politician is crooked. That policeman with the big stomach is just standing there looking for someone to catch to get some money for his dinner. etc etc. Lord, heal my blindness. When I see people, let me see with your eyes.

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye," as Antoine de Sainte-Exupery wrote in the Little Prince. Indeed, this is so true.

"For the measure you measure with will be measured back to you." Luke 6:38
Can you imagine what a secret Jesus is giving us in this verse and the verses preceding this?!!! It is better than all that is contained in the do-it-yourself and self-improvement books you can buy in the bookstore. What is it that you want more of? Love? Then love, love exceedingly and abundantly! To be forgiven, then forgive. To be accepted, then accept others. To have more money, then give. But forgive, accept, give extravagantly, above and beyond!
God's economy, the way He does things is so diametrically different from the way the world operates. That's why the world is in such a mess. We grab for things we want. We hoard, we keep, we hide, we protect. Oh, if only I could remember this every minute, every second of my day!

If you want to try making something like the painting above,
I put a tutorial on my last blogpost.


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  1. Such lovely work. Happy PPF

  2. Patsy, If our Lord tarries your art will be in hot demand. I have gazed at this piece for a long time and the more I look the more it touches my heart. It appears like a dove symbolic of the Holy Spirit also is pouring unmerited favor on the measure we use to give. The colors are vibrant. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 200th Celebration Week’ challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  3. Beautiful work, Patsy..

  4. Oh, what a glorious message and so filled with joy. To what measure we give -- love big, give big, forgive big - and receive back BIG. Love it!
    Gorgeous art work as always, dear sister.


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