As a child one of my favorite things to do was run through the rain drops. Catching a stray raindrop or two on my tongue. Back then there seemed to be something refreshing and magical about the rain. I no longer run around in the rain well on purpose. Sometimes I get caught in a rainstorm and have no choice but to get wet. I also know now their is nothing really magical about rain because I know it is a gift from God to help His creation, the plants and man refreshed and hydrated. I hope you enjoy today’s drawing.
Back many,many years ago I first accepted the call of Jesus and asked Him into my heart. Soon after I started attending a church where many people listened to what was at the time labeled Contemporary Christian Music or CCM. One of my favorite artists of the genre was Steve Taylor. His music was to say different than anything I had ever heard before. I look back from many years later and think of one song of his which I really liked entitled, “This Disco Used to be a Cute Cathedral.” The song to me was about the decline in attendance at many churches which seems to be on the rise. Years ago attending your local church was something you did without question. Back then the church in turn to care of the needs of the people.
In our modern society over 80% of Americans claim to be Christians but only 20% attend church. That leaves 60% of the people who claim to be Christians not filling the seats in local churches. This means as Steve Taylor sings many churches empty and being converted to other uses.
This is sad my friends because a church is not just a place where we worship, it is a place called to be in service to God in the local community. So we need to get our you know whats back into the seats to worship but also out of the seats and into the streets in service to serve God by helping those in need.
Yes I know it is not Easter yet but I felt like I needed to draw this picture. This little girl loves her chocolate. In fact she is wearing some on her face. This is a pen drawing highlighted in color pencil. The little girl like many of us is over indulging in the good stuff. The problem is if you eat too much chocolate it will give you a stomach ache. Life in general is like the chocolate that is why God warns us not be gluttons or over indulge ourselves because in the end we will find ourselves sick.
As a child i loved to go out and play in the rain. There is just something about being cleansed and refreshed by the water as it cascades over you. Dancin’ in the rain is a reminder to me what it was like when I gave my life to Jesus as His forgiveness washed over me reminding me how much it feels to be truly loved.
I have been laid up the last week with the flu, super cold, whatever it was and a hard time getting up the energy to draw. So for today my entry is nothing more than a scribble drawing of a cardinal. I filled it in a little with color pencil. I hope you like it. I know it turned out better than I thought it would.
In the Bible there is a parable about a woman who loses a coin. The woman then spends time seeking the coin and when she finds it she rejoices. The parable shows God’s love for us. The lost coin I believe represents a sinner who then comes to a saving faith in Jesus. I also think it opens up to us a look into our lives and what we see as important. Many times we seek after earthly treasures and when we get them we rejoice but we spend very little time seeking after the One true God. What we need to do is switch our priorities.