Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Meadows in the Making
I saw this poster today and I just stared at it. As I did, I didn’t think of Teamwork, I thought of Bob Ross. Do any of your remember Bob Ross? He was the host of “The Joy of Painting” on public television. He painted “happy trees”, “happy rocks”, and “happy mountains”. My brother and I would sometimes stumble upon his show while we were at my grandmas.
I think our lives, in God’s hands, are a little like a Bob Ross painting. Sometimes we look at God and we say, “Uh, God, this canvas is full of dark green spots and big black triangles. What ARE YOU DOING?” But God, in His wisdom, knows exactly where and when to put some light in our lives, doesn’t He. What we see as dark masses without meaning he sees as our green meadows and mountain tops. He carefully paints color upon color in our lives, and sometimes we miss the joy he’s painting. We miss the “Ooo, neat!” kind of feeling because if we’re honest, we just don’t trust that God has any idea what He’s painting. Fellow canvas, just know that our creator doesn’t make mistakes. You are His pinnacle of creation, and there isn’t a single one of us that He is not actively making into a masterpiece. Trust His hand. Trust His eyes. Trust that every stroke of dark paint in your life is meadow in the making.