The Lord is my Artist.
I am painted by Him.
He outlines my features.
He adds color to my life.
He erases my flaws.
He shades in the details for He illustrates me.
Even when I have scribbled and staggering lines,
I do not worry,
For He is my ruler.
His paintbrush comforts me.
He fills my canvas with color,
And highlights my strengths.
He masterfully adds detail,
Which brings out the best of me.
Surely, His work will be displayed
For all the world to see,
And I, the masterpiece of the Lord,
Will bear the signature
Of my God, my Artist, forever.
–By Lauren Harrell
Adapted from Psalm 23, this version exemplifies the creativity, the passion, and the love of God who made us in His image.
God’s creativity is woven throughout Scripture. His imagination is expressed clearly in Genesis, when He created the world out of nothing. He created the sun, the moon, the stars, the planets, animals, water, and everything else you see. You can look at animals and see that not one is alike. Plants are even incredible…there are flowers, trees, bushes, and so much more that have a different purpose and name.
Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork.”
God gave humans creativity. He gave us the ability to think, reason, create, and imagine. Just like an artist paints a masterpiece and steps back to admire his work, God demonstrated His ultimate artistry by designing man from the dust of the earth, filled the man’s nostrils with life, and admired his creation.
Take time to do something creative. Write, draw, paint, or reflect. Step outside and admire the beauty around you, and marvel at God’s amazing creativity.
Copyright “The Practical Pineapple,” by Lauren Harrell. Date published, July 28, 2017.