The other day. I picked a flower in my garden. The delicate beauty of its color and shape called out to me. So I spent some relaxing time sketching it. It brought joy to my heart as the lines took shape and mimicked the creation that God had put in my back yard.
Have you ever heard those words? It maybe that you are a gifted:
- or whatever. Many professions and hobbies display our gifts.
The World Book Dictionary defines gift as “something given; present.” Notice that there is a giver.
In the Holy Bible, we read in James 1:17, “Every good gift and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” God has given us gifts.
When I see the gladiola or other floral beauty, He is the One I thank, since He made it and gave it. Even as I pass by the sketch of the gladiola resting on my table, the pleasure I receive bursts forth and causes me to thank the Lord for giving me the ability to reflect the beauty He made.
I hope you can recognize the things He has given you. He is the Gift Giver. Enjoy Him and His gifts. He deserves the credit.
Sketch: Wenda Grabau