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Here is the Daily Dose for Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.” And that is what happened. Genesis 1:9
He’s Setting It Up
I was watching television one day and they had an artist on. It wasn’t the guy with the orange from who does the wilderness landscapes, but a different artist. While most artists seem to be careful and precise in their work, he was different. He was a speed painter. He started with a blank canvas and said that within six minutes he would have a completed painting. I was curious to see what he would produce. Six minutes is not a long time, but you could throw something together and call it art, but could you really make something meaningful and beautiful in such a short amount of time was the question. So I sat down and watched.
It was fascinating to watch. He was in a frenzy. He was going back and forth. There was paint flying everywhere. He was making strokes, and splashes, and rubs and dashes. It was amazing, but I wouldn’t exactly call it art. Back and forth he went for the entire six minutes. When he was done, he stopped, stepped back and nodded as if he was done. To be honest, I was not impressed. It looked like something my 9-year-old niece could have done. Probably not in six minutes, but I was sure she could put together that level of “art.” Then he flipped the painting over, and it was a portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. #MindBlown
Friends, I learned that day that something can appear out of nothing. What looked like chaos to me, was a part of the masterplan of the artist. He knew what he was doing and was looking at it differently than I was so he knew what it would look like when it all came together. Many times in life, we will think that the picture is wrong but God is the master artist that can make perfection appear seemingly out of nowhere. So be strong, keep the faith and know that God is putting things together and suddenly everything you need will appear.