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Creative Tuesdays – Orange

Creative Tuesdays – Orange

Yes challenged again for Creative Tuesdays. The prompt is “orange”. And you know that I will always think of what God’s Word says or shows about orange.

I started reading through the Psalms a few weeks back, but my friend started a Facebook Bible Study on Proverbs, so I switched. Then she started Acts, so I joined that and I began to be a beta reader for another friend’s Bible Study on Daniel. Can you see my mind?

But finally this week I got back to my Psalms. I found my place in my Bible and began again at Psalm 19. This is what I saw.

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From the New Century Version. Psalm 19:6

That’s how God’s Word vaults across the skies
    from sunrise to sunset,
Melting ice, scorching deserts,
    warming hearts to faith (Psalm 19:6, The Message).

In NIV,

It [the sun] rises at one end of the heavens
    and makes its circuit to the other;
    nothing is deprived of its warmth (Psalm 19:6, NIV).

So here is this week’s painting, done in watercolour pencil. Our house faces south – so I see the sun rise in the east and set in the west, from my left to my right. I pictured it in the morning and the evening.

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The sun is a supreme metaphor for God.

We can read more in Psalm 84:11

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    the Lord bestows favour and honour (Psalm 84:11, NIVUK)

And we read more in Isaiah.

for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
    and your God will be your glory (Isaiah 60:19, NIV).

You’ll have no more need of the sun by day
    nor the brightness of the moon at night.
God will be your eternal light,
    your God will bathe you in splendor (Isaiah 60:19, The Message).

I enjoyed looked for orange. May the Son shine in your life.

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For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    the Lord bestows favour and honour. (click to tweet).