Thursday, June 19, 2008


I was going through some old files today on my external hard drive and came across a folder that had some things I have written. This one stole my attention. One because it's insightful the other because I remember writing some of it -but not all of it. I remember the place I was my head and heart and it is a little revealing. But I thought I would share it. I know where the definition came from, if any other part of it looks fimiliar let me know...if not I am gonna keep refining it. Its a good start to something........

Art is defined as a (product of) human activity, made with the intention of stimulating the human senses as well as the human mind and spirit; thus art is an action, an object, or a collection of actions and objects created with the intention of transmitting emotions and/or ideas. Beyond this description, there is no general agreed-upon definition of art, since defining the boundaries of "art" is subjective, but the passion for art is often called human creativity.

Art is the expression of the soul, the overflow of who we are and the natural way we express that. Through word, song and visual we emote in ways that reach beyond the mind illuminating the very core of who we are. When that is done on a spiritual level focused on our Creator we connect in with Him in a depth that transcends skepticism.

Story, too, is art. The most beautiful piece of art ever created is the story of Redemption. It’s the story of creation, fall, sacrifice and rescue. It is the greatest love story ever told. This most sacred story was written from the heart of our loving Creator. In all of it’s poetic form the Redemptive story transforms lives. Romans 10:17 says faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. The very power of this story is so that it transforms lives instantly of those who believe when they hear it.

We as Christ followers are called by the author of this story to tell every one that we can. To tell them so they ‘hear’ the word of Christ. I often wonder though, if the ‘words’ we are saying are understandable.



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