Sunday, February 5, 2012
Feb.5th “Stress, Rushes, And Assurance”
“Mona Lisa Copy?”
A painting thought to be the earliest replica of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa has been discovered at Madrid's Prado Museum.
"Here we go! January has come and gone and February is opening with a copy of the world’s most famous painting and the Super Bowl. “Go Pats!!”
All I’ve encountered with other people at the end of January seems to be the downs of “Stress” and the ups of life’s “Rushes”. So many people had pressure from every direction; workers and employers, women with husbands, husbands with wives, parents with children, children with parents, friends and family, someone’s sick, someone’s hurt, emotions are out of control and all we’ve heard non-stop in the background is the barking from the politicians and media.
Then there are the rushes. The people who have a positive outlook, those who believe, have hope and refuse to be dragged down by those who are negative. Some of the accomplishments, opportunities, and things that are happening to them are flat out wonderful. Some are even seeing God’s hand and His intervention first hand.
Paintings can take a person just about everywhere emotionally and with the first copy being suggested by the museum in Spain over the Mona Lisa the art world is a blaze with “Da Vinci”. Can you imagine that exhibit in Paris later this year? In the midst of it all, it’s so good to sit back, be still and look deep into the eyes of a painting that has moved you emotionally. Hopefully its moved you to be reassured that God is in control of all the mess and all the stuff. He in His infinite mercy and grace can and will bring His children though it all and ultimately bring them home to be with Him.
If you don’t have this assurance, you can! Just check out last week’s “Blog Burst” & “Poetic Pontification."
“If your security comes from things you’ll be sadly mistaken
If stress is upon you look at the path you’re on or taken
Spend some time pondering where you are today
Look at what you’ve done and the choices made each day
Find a painting that hits you and puts a hold on your life
Do some thinking and ask God to really show you Christ!”
“Painting can influence and help lead us to where we need to go and what we need to think about. Find one that moves you heart and mind to be still and come before Almighty God. Hope you find Him this week!”
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