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  • Writer's pictureBrian Udechukwu

God the Artist

Psalm 19:1

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the sky above proclaims the work of His hands.”

Almost every work of art declares the atmosphere of the artist's heart and motives. If an artist is angry, their artwork usually tells us so. If an artist is happy, we see it in their paintings and hear it in their songs. Whether they are depressed or cheerful, their work of art is usually the echo of the shout within their hearts. You can usually sense the pain and joy, the passion and the calm of an artist by the work of their hands, even if the work is motionless.

Now, what about the Everlasting Living God? The Bible points out many things that are the works of His hands; the skies, the earth (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 8:3; etc.), even the converted soul (Ephesians 2:10). But, there is a work of God that brings the very essence of the heart of God, the Eternal Artist, out in the open for all the world to be astounded and transformed by. No, it is not the breathtaking views of the galaxies, nor is it scenic like the Caribbean Island St. Lucia. It is actually in a Person called Jesus from Nazareth, whose very life and ministry were the handiwork of the Father's heart of God painted out with His own flesh and blood.

“I have glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do” (Jesus, John 17:4). Go back and observe what picture that God the Artist was painting for us through the life of His Son Jesus, and behold how the Eternal Artist’s heartbeat jumps from right out of the pages and comes straight into your own heart.

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