Who Is The Real Architect and Artist??

Saturday, April 11, 2009

It occurred to me that my blog name could really have two meanings. The architect and the artist originally referred to my two sons. One loves to build, has an analytical mind and can create interesting gadgets out of about anything you give him. The other loves to draw, color, and create but in a more artistic fashion.
Yesterday I realized that there is another Architect and Artist in my life, but in the form of one Person, my God and Savior. God describes Himself as the Architect through His Word. Here are a few examples:

"For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God." Hebrews 11:10

"Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain." Psalms 127:1

We, like God, need to be architects in our own lives and the lives of others...

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock." Matthew 7:24

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." I Thessalonians 5:11

God is also an artist, greatly concerned with the beauty of things and people. Although His concept of beauty may be different from ours. Christ Himself was not beautiful physically yet His life created a beauty beyond belief.

"He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him." Isaiah 53:2b and yet He was and is beautiful....

"One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord." Psalms 27:4

He thinks that we are beautiful regardless of what we think of ourselves...

"The king is enthralled by your beauty." Psalms 45:11

And whatever is dished out to us, whatever is thrown our way, He will make into something beautiful.

"to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Isaiah 61:3

What an amazing Architect and Artist we have!

1 comment:

Candace C said...

I love that, Debbie!! God has created us in His own image...your 2 boys are different qualities of Him...the ultimate Architect and Artist. :)