Peace, Love, Art, Joy

Peace, Love, Art, Joy

I love this art by Dawn Collins! Now what encourages me the most about her ‘brilliant lady’ in the art? The Peace within her that flows out from the  throat (a voice of a person or a songbird). It gives me the visual image of Paul as he prays from Ephesians 3:14, “… I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

Does Dawn’s art say; Peace must come from within? Does Paul pray, peace must come from within? Just thinking? Asking? Hoping? Peace and Love to all today as I pray Paul’s prayer for each one that visits The Daily Lily!

13 thoughts on “Peace, Love, Art, Joy

  1. Psalm 45:1 the psalmist pens and maybe sings;” my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” I truly love this thought. My husband told me yesterday that this would mean I should be skilled and prepare with whatever word, deed or action that I endeavor. Whoa, sometimes beautiful poetry and literary of kind can awaken you like a sweet smelling aroma from an exotic perfume.

  2. “Does Dawn’s art say; Peace must come from within? ”
    I think Dawn’s art says that. To me I see a lady who looks in a mirror and what is reflected back is the art of peace, love and joy. Only when this lady leaves the mirror, she doesn’t forget what she saw there (as in the person of James 1:23-24) because it shows on her in such a way that others see it and know it to be true of her…thus the hearts and peace tattooed to her being.
    ‘She’ colors her world with this inner beauty.

  3. I think the true artist tells her/his story and thus it can become “everyman’s” story. Two thousand years ago, Jesus spoke of peace; a few years later, Paul wrote of peace. Today, 2013, the buzz word tooling around the universe is still ‘peace’. Have we found it, yet? Only those who truly and intimately know Jesus Christ have the hope of true peace.

  4. Hello, beautiful art. I believe in all of our interactions it is like a mirror reflecting back to us what is going on within us at the moment. Interesting!

  5. “Does the artist tell her story or my story?” It sure seems to tell your story, from Paul’s prayer to… your ‘tongue as the pen of a ready writer.’
    The art is ‘framed’ as a measurement…’grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ’. The symbols in the art reflect the body of the prayer and also your story of the tongue.

    1. Karen, I appreciated reading what you wrote. As I thought about today in the class I teach, there sure were a variety of interactions. This must indicate the diversity and range of emotions and needs that go on inside of students as well as teachers that work with them.
      I would also like to welcome you to the Daily Lily.

  6. As I look upon this beautiful art and think PEACE. Long ago a women of wisdom told me the peace I was given was not the peace I thought it was. I Samuel 16:7 (NIV) … the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (Wonder who this heart serves.) Romans 8:6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. The lady who spoke to me about peace said TRUE peace would come to divide – We have a choice to make? Jesus or the World. Another scripture reads. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 As we stand in the peace of the Lord, knowing Him, and striving to grow in His Character we may become a thorn in someones side until they know THE LOVE of the savior. I would love to think this person depicted knows the Lord and it is not just an outward mask.

    Listening to Pastor Prince he said it somewhat like this: He who was Holy took on our sin, died on the cross so that we who were sinful would be righteous. WHoa!

  7. Be sure to visit Karen’s page and read some of her inspirational poems. One of my favorites;
    Pieces Of The Puzzle
    and it starts like this;
    “My life has been like a jigsaw puzzle
    with so many varied parts
    And as I’ve lived this varied life
    there have been many starts.
    One piece would fit together and then…”
    Find the complete poem on her site and don’t forget this one as well:
    Live in the flow…

    1. I have enjoyed reading several of Karen’s poems. So far, my favorite is “The Garden of My Heart”. As a garden person, I loved the photo of the beautiful garden and could appreciate and relate to the words of the poem….observing the flowers and strolling through a garden in prayer. Thanks Karen!

  8. All of you are such beautiful lilies of the field, which is white unto harvest! I am so very, very Blessed to have met Rena and “Thank God” that she shared this beautiful and inspiring site with me. It is such a joy to share spiritual musings with all of you. Thank you! I know that God will send you to the writing you might need at the time when you visit the site. Thank you all for your kind comments in the guestbook too! Be Blessed!

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