This week many people will be celebrating the victory of light over darkness. As I pondered over this thought, the roles and effects of light came to the forefront. Light dispels darkness. But light can be hidden. Its glow can be obstructed. In its property of dispelling darkness, light shows the way. Light is a sign of invitation.Continue reading “Celebrating Light over darkness”
Have you ever watched a seed grow into a plant/seedling? The past few years during lent(a time of prayer/fasting and focus on God) my kids and I have watched a moistened seed grow through a glass jar. The process is amazing to watch. The seed grows in size soaking up the moisture. It even risesContinue reading “a burried seed”
The Jewish tradition includes a sound blast of the shofar. The shofar is a call to the people. Here it is a call to repentance. The silhouettes of people in palm branches indicate a cry of ‘Hosanna’. Son of God please ‘save us’. The crown of thorns represents the sacrifice of blood(life) for life. AndContinue reading “A call to repentance with the hope of forgiveness”
“Light and Life to all He brings”(Malachi 4:1-3) – lyrics from a very popular Christmas carol “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”has been on my mind. I have been praying with a heavy heart over so many atrocities we (human kind) are imposing on our own kind… wars and discrimination and greed and anger… Lord haveContinue reading “Light and Abundant Life…”
The Lord has told you what is good. He has told you what he wants from you: Do what is right to other people. Love being kind to others. And live humbly, trusting your God. (Micah 6:8 ICB, Bible)
Here are some of the colored art works from different artists of different age groups Hannah, age 12 from Wales UK ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Nadira, age 8 from Texas, USA ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Aradhya,age 5. Houston TX But this 5-year-old didn’t stop with just coloring. Here is her own doodle/meditative picture on ‘God’s creation’ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Jamie, ageContinue reading “Selah Art: A contemplative coloring book “re-experienced””
Art is truly art only when it is “reimagined” and “reexperienced” as perceived by another – R. Collingwood After God created Adam He invited him to participate in the creative process. “Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to seeContinue reading “Selah with me”
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This is Nadira’s Selah Moment as she pondered over the parable of the Pearl. Here she expresses her ‘wonderings’ in the shape of a round pearl, the people form the kingdom and the glow is the presence of God.
This is a picture Aradhya drew as part of her time with God in the morning. God is the larger figure and we are the little colorful people. Her verbal description was “God is watching over us”. Children are spiritual beings indeed. You probably have heard it often. They just need the time and theContinue reading “God is watching over us”