Daily Archives: October 13, 2018

The fine brush work of God

I’m on the ground connecting flights now, but earlier I awoke and lifted the blind of my window and the light poured in! That’s the thing about light, darkens flees from it (but that’s another post for another day).

Local time was just after 8am (that’s just after 3am at home). I guess we were at 38,000 feet. I closed the blind so my sleeping neighbors wouldn’t be disturbed. Breakfast was being served to those who were awake. A few moments later the cabin lights had lit up the cabin so I lifted my window blind and here’s what I saw.

As we neared England the clouds changed to a more mixed variety.

A few months ago I began a new hobby, to dabble with drawing, then watercolor painting and recently I’ve tried my hand with acrylic. Because of this, my photography has changed a bit. Because I am learning how to use different brushes, I’m learning how to lay down background, large shapes and details.

Painting detail is accomplished with a small bit of paint on a fine tipped brush using a steady hand.

It’s hard.

It’s crucial.

When I saw the next picture, I marveled at the broad brush and fine painted detail.

Our sovereign God is the painter!

Fine details matter to Him, as time invested in reading Exodus and Numbers will teach us.

God paints the broad brushes and the details of your life. So do not fear.

He’s in charge and He’s not surprised.

When trouble or tragedy strikes, He didn’t see it and go, “Oh no, how did that happen? What do I do now?”

No, those are human responses that we erroneously apply to God.

Trust the broad brush work of God in your life and rejoice in the fine details of His sovereign hand.

Give thanks IN all things and rejoice!

He is shaping you!

(Thank you C. S. Lewis The Problem of Pain)

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