Creative Tuesdays – Black Cat – A good omen or bad, or nothing
Today is Creative Tuesdays with Michael. Our prompt was BLACK CAT.
The was my first try. It was supposed to look scary or sad – not sure which.
Here is the next one:
This time I took longer, did more layers to make the dark. Reds, blues, yellows and indigo.
When the prompt from Creative Tuesdays came in, Black Cat. I thought oh no – Halloween. Black Cats, spooky ghosts, witches and goblins.
But I am not going to talk about Halloween. Instead I am going to look at superstitions. Black cats, broken mirrors and even dropped gloves can lead some people to say, Oh no – that’s a bad omen. Or sometimes oh yes that’s a good omen. Go figure that one.
How can something that doesn’t pertain to anything else
affect something else? That makes no sense.
We are taught in God’s Word not to believe in omens or witchcraft. Well at least we are not to follow such notions.
And this became known to all the residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. And fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled. Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices. And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver (Acts 19:17-19, ESV).
And luck, what about that? We say “good luck” or “bad luck”. But from whose point of view? Sometimes things can be good for someone and bad for someone else. Even rain falling on a farmer’s field can be good sometimes and bad other times.
But we don’t need to say it was luck,
if we believe in the sovereign will of God who controls all things. (tweet this)
I don’t believe in luck. I believe we are here for a purpose and each day I learn more and more about what that is. I also grow closer to God as I struggle with understanding Him and His ways.
Today as I think of black cats, I know there is evil in this world – sometimes black cats are defined as bad omens because of the blackness – dark being evil. Evil is real. But a black cat isn’t.
We are NOT to fear anyway because we are protected by God.
The next time a black cat crosses your path, or you break a mirror, or you walk under a ladder – ask yourself does a superstition make sense or not? Then trust Jesus for everything.
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