Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. ~Psalm 96:12
Our expedition into the unknown world of recycled art continues.
It just so happens that the major push for this lands just after Easter.
Since I don't believe in luck, I'll say that God has a funny way of lining things up.
In Psalm 96:12, David has a wonderful way of saying what we should all be thinking when it comes to trees.
Creation, even in its seemingly infinitesimal state has a way of expressing a designed purpose.
So why are trees of forest so expressive of our gratitude to a Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ?
- Most trees start as a seed and grow to grand heights.
- Trees can bend and form in unique ways.
- Trees have seasonal variations, like us.
- We bear fruit like trees do.
- Similar to us, trees are ultimately formed uniquely by our Creator, God.
Have you seen one tree exactly like another?
This of course is a list off of the top of my head. If we study the Holy Bible more in-depth, there will be even more profound truths revealed.
The challenge for the artist or one aspiring to art is to understand the design from which we get our inspiration. This design is not just about man-made objects but about nature and our spiritual nature.
Look a little deeper. Go to a church service and meditate on the reason for Easter. Why would a seemingly good man, prophet, or teacher make great pains affront the authority of the time and then sacrifice his life for a human cause? If he did this on those terms alone, why is there a 2000 year old group in existence called Christians?
Answer these questions and you will find the deepest well of inspiration known to man.