When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Psalm 8:3-4
I believe our finest hours with God are the ones where we stand in awe of God’s masterpiece, and I believe that all of creation exists to co-create right along with God. Have you ever found yourself mesmerized by a spider web? Have you ever noticed how it shimmers in the light of the sun as the breeze nudges it into motion? From the right angle it will cast a prism of color. So intricately fashioned, yet it took the work of the spider to bring God’s dream to fulfillment. Or what about the perfect symmetry and sweet goodness of a honeycomb? God set it in motion by creating the bee, and the fruit of perfect collaboration materialized and was realized.
When I look at the intentional art of humans, I understand that each of us, in our own way, are making offerings to God. And like a child’s painting proudly displayed on the refrigerator, God cherishes each one. Through art we are reaching, straining, endeavoring to please our creator, and to co-create a more glorious creation. I take photos to slow down and suspend this work in progress so that I can examine and savor the authenticity of this dreamweave we are spinning together. A smile, a tear, a flash of lightning or the flap of a wing.. It all works together making God tangible, touchable, approachable, and real.
My God, how can I doubt that you exist when your evidence is so compelling? Amen