Today I will pick up my grandson after preschool and we will create. The paper and the colored pens will come out. The marbles and the racetrack will be reconfigurated. It will be another afternoon of creativity at Memaw’s house.
Currently there is a gallery showing of his artwork lining the walls in the hall, down the staircase and in the entryway of our home.
On Sunday evening, my husband, the engineer, placed a framed “portrait of the artist as a young man” on our entryway table.
Every child is an artist at five. At 18, it’s a different story. Ask a roomful of high school seniors and maybe one will raise his hand. I am determined Samuel will be that one.
I sense God is quickening a renaissance of artists who will showcase God’s glory in their generation. They have every tool at their disposal to do just that. Our computers possess the possibility to
write and publish
photograph and publish
paint and publish
dance and publish
make music and publish
cook and publish
garden and publish.
This post will go up on WordPress for the entire world to see. The capability is here. It is now. It is at our fingertips.
We are called to be a company that publishes Good News!
In 2009, Pope Benedict gathered a group of artists in the Sistine Chapel and called for artists to collaborate with the Church. He told them their task was to grasp “treasures from the heavenly realm of the spirit” and clothe “them in words, colours, forms — making them accessible.” It is time. It is now time for this generation. It is for the House of God. It is to throw open the gate to heaven.
Why not Samuel? At four, he draws. He paints. He plays the drums. He gardens. He rolls out cinnamon rolls with his Papa. He makes photographs with my iPhone. He designs railroad tracks for all the scenes in the Polar Express. He is so utterly expressive in everything that he does.
Theresa Dedmon in her book, Born to Create, describes God as versatile, creative, colorful, wild, mysterious, playful, merciful, shows up in the dirtiest of places, and likes to laugh. Sounds like a little boy to me!
Samuel is an artist made in the image of God. The Creator’s creativity flows through our boy in untamed ways. My role as his Memaw is to blow the winds of possibility into every crevice of his creative spirit so he becomes a young revivalist showcasing the Glory of God through the arts.
Mi casa. Su casa.
My table for creativity. Your table for creativity.
For the King of Kings!
After all, the first verb in the Holy Bible is CREATED!
Marlee Huber ~For Your Flourishing Life!