Week 3

Week 3
Find the hidden phrase in the stone work. Can you find the three words?
Week 3

Jeremiah 29:11-14 NIV especially v.13
…You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord…I love how much God pours all His heart out for me. He drew the best blueprints for my life, building me up stone by stone into a temple for His presence. So why can it be so hard to seek Him and His thoughts for me with all my heart?
Maybe because seeking requires effort. And I’m lazy. I wish He would stand right in front of me and speak directly to me. Instead, He hides Himself… though it’s often in plain sight. Any thing worth having is worth going after.

He hides in the face of the homeless, who were created in His image. He hides in the dead cold winter, allowing me to see further into the horizon than I could at any other time. He hides in…The doors of New Orleans, the shadows cast by mundane objects, the laughter of a child, the whispering darkness, an ancient stone wall soaked with Moravian prayers, and of course the resurrected spring foliage. He is everywhere, all I have to do is listen.

“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.”
Proverbs 25:2 NIV

“(He) has made us to be kings and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever Amen.”
Revelation 1:6 NIV

About the Artwork:
Every Science Day in the old Moravian town of Salem I make lye next to an old stone wall. There is a window in the SB saal that I imagine the hourly prayer intercessor would look out of 240 Yrs ago while he prayed for their people, missions and the newly formed country? I always hear from the Lord when I work there.

*** I drew out the stones words in pencil first, then the rest, marking the ‘word’ stones so I could find them again when I started painting. Tracing them in black 03 micron, which is waterproof, I then used Inktense pencils and some Sakura watercolor (with very little water.) I did touch up the ‘words’ a bit as I could not find them again!
Note that I did not prep this page. There is a little ghosting on the other side, but I didn’t want to gunk up my pen.
I used a fine damp brush on charcoal gray and ink black Inktense pencils in the cracks.
Derwent Drawing Pencils, Inktense, 4mm Core, Metal Tin, Watercolor, 24 Per Pack (0700929)
Sakura XNCW-24N 24-Piece Koi Assorted Water Colors Field Sketch Set with Brush

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