Sunday, January 1, 2012

Look at the World

Thank you. " Look at the world, everything all around us: look at the world and marvel everyday. Look at the world:
so many joys and wonders, so many miracles along our way.

Praise to thee, O Lord, for all creation, give us thankful hearts, that we may see:
All the gifts we share, and every blessing,

All things come of thee.

Look at the earth, bringing forth fruit and flower,
Look at the sky---the sunshine and the rain;
Look at the hills, look at the trees and mountain, valleys
and flowing river, field and plain:

Think of the spring, think of the warmth of summer,
Bringing the harvest before the winter's cold.
Everything grows, everything has a season,
Till it is gathered to the father's fold.
Every good gift, all that we need and cherish,
comes from the Lord, in token of his love;
We are his hands, stewards of all his bounty;
His is the earth, and his the heavens above.
Praise to thee, O lord, for all creation,
Give us thankful hearts that we may see.

All the gifts we share, and every blessing,
All things come of thee."-------John Rutter

Our choir at church did this song, the next day I went to our Art Together group at church, and she started coming out of the blotches of paint on the canvas. At first I had the world turned out away from her and another artist, Kathi Taylor, told me to turn the world in, keep the world on the canvas, it made all the difference.


Carol said...

Hi Brenda, It is good to see your post. Yes, inspite of all the evil about us the world that God mad is still worth looking at. Here's looking forward to this new year and all the new art you and I will make

Say It In Color said...

Hello Brenda!! And sooo glad to see your new art....she is beautiful with beautiful thoughts!! I believe God is still in control!! And there is a lot of beautiful hearts out there..... you are one!!! Happy New Year.... and god's rich Blessings on you!!!

Say It In Color said...

WOW....that should have been a big capital "G" on GOD!!!

Brenda said...

Thank you Carol, it is good to post again. I have
been doing the art, and just looking at it in my
room. Yes, to all the new art you and I will make.
Sherry, so glad to share with you. I am still going
to work on the project you sent me. Yes, it is a
capitol, and a capital "G".

Lisa Graham Art said...

Lovely words and lovely art work too! She has such a peace and thankful look on her face.

Amanda Trought said...

This is a lovely painting. Its so lovely to be able to look around your blog! Amanda

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Patrina's Pencil said...

Love this Brenda. And love how your fellow artist worded ..."turn the world in...keep the world on the canvas", something like that. That is a powerful message. As Christians, we are called to the world. to be in the world - but not of the world. How else could we shine the Light of Jesus if we didn't keep the world on our canvas of life.

The "Light of the World" which is Jesus, radiates from her face :)

nice to see you again, Brenda
happy painting
Patrina <")>><