unfolding gives light


Each painting in my Sunflower Series has a verse from the Psalms on one of the painted sides. No frame needed.

“The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130

In a conversation last night I was remembering how only the children’s sermon made sense when I started at chuch in my 30’s. I would read the Bible, it seemed like it was still in Greek and Hebrew, I kept reading and each time…more would make sense. (lightbulb goes on…but more needed!)

When you continue in God’s Word, new discoveries will unfold as the Spirit brings further understanding. I think God’s Word speaks what we need – when we’re ready to hear it. (I keep trying to rush things.)

“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him
but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.”

1 Corinthians 2:9-10


2 thoughts on “unfolding gives light

  1. Aunt Melanie says:

    I like the Bible quotations in this post, and I am just realizing how an artist might see and hear them differently–descriptively yet spiritually. The concept of “light” with “no eye has seen” and with the sunflower unfolding. This is a “new discovery” for me and, even though I tend to be visual in my thinking, I have just noticed that I am more literal when I read. Thank you for this stimulating post!

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