This is a new painting finished last month. It is called, "Braided Vision". It is in a series of paintings that deal with my pondering over the verse from the Bible, "We do not look to the things that are seen but the things that are unseen for the things that are seen are passing away but the things that are unseen are eternal". With this verse the question becomes, how do we look at things we cannot see, what are these things and where are they?
When Moses came down to the Red sea with the army storming down behind him with the lives of all his people in great jeopardy, all he had in that moment was his stick and a promise. The promise of course was from God, that he would be remain with Moses and always help him take care of his people in every situation. The promise was not something Moses could see in that moment. The immovable sea he could see. We know how that story goes on to turn out but Moses didn't before he raised his stick. If you have been reading this blog for any length of time you will know that Brenda and I live in this wonderful if not scary reality all the time. It is a walk of faith to make art, interact with our children and neighbors, cook meals, garden and just go on day to day living our life and the whole time trusting God that there will be enough money to pay the next bill due and trust that there will be enough to buy the food for the next series of meals. God has always been faithful in his provisions even if his timing is often a bit scary but then that last minute rescue seems to be a running theme in many of the Bibles best stories.