33 Dots that’s how it started – connecting the dots
Someone mentioned how God is good at connecting the dots in their lives. I agree with that. When I look back in my life, I see when God was there even though I didn’t know it.
My artwork challenge of 33 dots expands my mind, my thinking and my connection to God. And another fact, Jesus died at age 33. I didn’t clue into that fact when I started the challenge. Meg Konovska reminded me of this.
I pray before I put the dots down — randomly on the page. Then I connect those dots with a contour, never crossing over lines.
What do you see?
Now I pray again — what can I see here Lord?
Today didn’t take very long. I turned my page a couple of times but I kept seeing a bullfrog. Really, is it a bullfrog?
Now my favourite part — Paint it.
Next — the questions.
What does this have to do with me? What will I learn from this?
I ask God.
I looked up information on frogs:
- Their tongues are attached to the front of their mouths (not at the back like humans). So my picture is not a real frog.
- Frogs have good eyesight and good hearing. And my what big eyes they have!
- Frogs come in many patterns and colours.
- Frogs have powerful hind legs and can jump great distances.
My frog is singing. He is joyful. The colours in his life bring joy to him. I remember the plague of frogs that Moses set upon the Pharaoh and the Egyptian people. That helped to set God’s people free.
But what does this mean to me and to us?
Joy is what the whole world is looking for.
I thought about Joy to the World. A bouncing song and singing Joy to the World. And a bullfrog!
Joy to the World (Jeremiah was a Bullfrog) written by Hoyt Axton, and made famous by “Three Dog Night”.
But, we know that the real JOY comes from Jesus.
So my frog is a reminder to me and you to remember that Jesus Joy comes all through the year. That Babe born in Bethlehem became the Saviour of the World. What joy.
The open tomb says it all:
Light has dawned. Darkness has turned to light. Death has turned to life. Chaos has turned to peace.
My frog is singing:
Singing and praising God is one way to feel God’s Presence. I love the worship song “In Christ Alone”.
My frog has good eyes and ears:
I need to keep my eyes wide open for God-opportunities and I need to learn to listen to God. To really be quiet before Him.
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