God Paints with Reality

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Nobody does art better than God.  We draw with mediums like paint and photography, but God paints with reality.

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When He paints a sunset, He does it on a scale so large that even people can live in his creations.

Our art is best when it reflects the truth of reality.  The truth is beautiful.

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God’s word is truth.  With words God created the reality of the heavens and the earth.  (Genesis 1 & 2).

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I hope you enjoyed these sunset pictures.  The picture above was supposed to be redder, but I went through three successive dead batteries.  The charged battery was in the car.  So the reddest part of this sunset was lost to unrecorded history.  Still, God is good, and beauty exists even if it goes unseen.

No one does beautiful reality better than God.  Moreover, God does not create with just pretty lights and colors, He also creates with the truth of His love.

There is another reality that is ugly in every way except for the love it confesses.  That reality is Christ crucified.  His sacrifice was not a beauty of the eye, but rather a beauty of the heart.  Only in faith can we truly appreciate the deep beauty of His love and sacrifice.

We live in him.  He is for us a new reality.

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