|When life gives you fallen trees, make mulch|
This week I have been pondering Psalm 34, especially verse eight. "Taste and see that the Lord is good." I found this verse repeated in different places and times as I considered this post. The psalmist makes this statement in a poem about trusting God with everything; our anxieties, our troubles and our life. The more I contemplated the psalm, the more I realised one of the themes that shows up in my writing reflects this psalm.
|Anchored in the Rock|
"Taste and see..." A call to trust the God who created all that is around us. A call to observe with all our senses what He is doing because that is part of how we understand who He is. This brings me back to where I started, observation. I don't have to go somewhere exotic or do something amazing instead I need to pause and notice what God has provided here and now. He will teach me whether I am weeding the garden or climbing a mountain. Lessons come in any place and at any time. Many of these lessons find themselves repeated in the themes of my writing. This creates a quirky and eclectic mix of creativity which is just the way I like it. Thankfully the Lord is indeed good and He continues to teach and encourage me in the daily details, beautiful or not. I pray my life and my art reflect this.
Psalm 34: 8
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.