Fulfilled in Jesus

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Timo the Artist




Yoko was writing something and Timo wanted to try... turned into his first art which, alas, I have not photographed. But I dare say he enjoyed it. Hehe.

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Post-Script - June 4, 2008

As I was putting captions to the "pictures of us" on the Art for Jesus blog, I thought of putting in the words of delight from Proverbs 8 for this picture. As I did that, I began to really think about that! I used the words to refer to Timothy's delight here, but as I think of his innocent, childlike joy, I remember what God taught me about this awhile ago... that Timothy's pure love, pure joy, is a picture, a taste of His pure love, His pure joy, the pure love and joy that He has!

The whole passage from Proverbs 8 reads:
I was appointed from eternity,
from the beginning, before the world began.
When there were no oceans, I was given birth,
when there were no springs abounding with water;
before the mountains were settled in place,
before the hills, I was given birth,
before he made the earth or its fields
or any of the dust of the world.

I was there when He set the heavens in place,
when He marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
when He established the clouds above
and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
when He gave the sea its boundary
so the waters would not overstep His command,
and when He marked out the foundations of the earth.

Then I was the craftsman at His side.
I was filled with delight day after day,
rejoicing always in His presence,
rejoicing in his whole world
and delighting in mankind.
Now I begin to think about His joy, Jesus' joy in Father's presence, His joy in creation, His joy in us! Seeing Timothy sooooo happy at making some pencil marks, somehow I get just a taste of His joy and His love in us, with Father, and in creation. But oh what a powerful taste, to see a child's joy!

I adapted the last part to read for Timothy:
I was filled with delight,
an artist at His side,
rejoicing in His whole world
and in my family!

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