{this post is part of Five-Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo Baker}

How it works: Write on one word for five minutes. No editing. Then link up your post with the rest of the brave writers on Five-Minute Friday and encourage them by reading and commenting on what they’ve shared. {All the details for how to play along are here.}

Today’s word: Paint


God’s creation.

It is so incredibly perfect.

It is so perfectly laid out.

That God set the sun in the sky.

That he created vibrant colors around the sunrise.

an invitation for the coming day
the Artist’s invitation for the coming day

That he paints every morning a greeting to behold.

That he invites us to look up and there find such beauty.

That he invites us each day to look to him.

To find him in the quiet moments that accompany the rising sun.

An invitation.

To witness breath-taking beauty if we choose to pause.

If we choose to look up.

If we choose to look to him.

If we choose to look to the Artist who paints beauty in every heartbeat. In every breath. In every sunrise.

Even the ones hidden behind the clouds.

The beauty is there.

He is there.

He is always there.

I needed the sunrise this morning to remember this. Maybe you do, too.


6 thoughts on “The Artist’s Invitation

    1. Thank you, Jamie. So glad you stopped by from FMF. I hope that you experience God’s presence and his beauty in big and small ways today.

  1. This is beautiful. One of my daughter’s text me tonight for me to see the sunset. But I read the text too late. I was at a Bible study and so I missed God’s beautiful painting in the sky!

    1. Thank you, Loni, for your affirming words.

      And, as you know, the amazing thing about God and his creation is that tomorrow he will paint a new one. His sunrise, his sunset, his mercies are new every day.

      Thank you for stopping by and reading my words. I appreciate your comment.

    1. Exactly, Rebekah. Life is so busy that I tend to get caught up in my To Do list and miss the simple beauty that God has poured out around me. Because, like you said, when I take time to pause, to be still, I drink in the blessings God so richly pours out on me.

      Thank you for stopping by to read and taking time to leave a comment.

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