The Art of Joy

IMG_1912I thought I would share one segment from our Easter Sunday 2015 services since it so very much aligns with my theology of faith and the arts. I love how this piece exudes creativity, childlike faith, fun and joy. The finished canvas is on display in our worship auditorium throughout the Eastertide season. This short video features children from my  home church, Oak Hills, video production by Marissa Jestice, and the music of Big Daddy Weave.

“At about the same time, the disciples came to Jesus asking, “Who gets the highest rank in God’s kingdom?” For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me.””   Matthew 18:1-5 The Message


5 thoughts on “The Art of Joy

  1. What a great idea! I once did a huge canvas (tarp) at a VBS summer camp and it too was successful, although not quite as ‘messy’ …. we kept them inside and they painted on the canvas only. Thanks for sharing! Bless you…

  2. OH! I laughed with delight at this! YES, LORD! Teach us to come as children out of that joy and exuberance…LORD, take us back to that freedom…where we knew we were loved and cherished by YOU!–our FIRST LOVE! That we can be as these children, delighting in the joy of being loved…of abundant life…of the true freedom that only You give us! <3

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

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