Friday, July 10, 2015

More than a Silhouette

More than a Silhouette
In 18th century Europe, the art of silhouette cutting began as a form of entertainment for the royal elite.  With the grand Lords and Ladies as his subjects, the artist would use scissors to sculpt a head-and-shoulders profile from black paper. The finished portrait would usually be mounted against a white or light-colored background. These were completed quickly, within a matter of only a few minutes. This beautiful art form showed the outline of the subject but not the detail.

Many people have a similar relationship with God. They know who God is and what He can do, but they don’t have a personal, “one-on-one” relationship with Him. The intimacy that God desires to have with them is missing. They have a silhouette of God, but there is no detail.

Once we accept Jesus as our Savior, however, we begin the best relationship we will ever experience.  When we talk to Him, He listens. When He talks to us, we should listen. Any close relationship requires an investment of our time. Spending time with the One who loves us best and most brings “detail” to our silhouette portrait of God. Denise Ferrell

Lord, help us to spend time with you, getting to know you, and talking to you throughout every day.

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