Why you can trust the process

When life seems faded and pale, a dim echo of glory,
or surreal, too busy and bright,
you can rest, friend, and trust the Artist, because you are not self-made.
“We are God’s masterpiece” (Eph 2:10, NLT), all of us being loved together into a Life more magnificent than we can dream.
Masterpieces aren’t made in a day. There are stages and phases and layers, and if you try to rush the peach onto the blue, you just end up with mud. “Soul work is slow work,” a wise friend says, and the master Artist delights in each step of the process.
“We who with unveiled faces all (already!) reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinithains 2:18)
And we can be “confident of this, that he who began a good work in [us] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Phil 1:6)
We are His masterpiece, continually being loved toward completion by the One who delights to claim us as His own and sign His name to us.
Painting and photos of the stages by the lovely Patricia Herrera. Used with permission.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. klara van der Molen

    thank you, a beautiful way to illustrate God’s work in us in a profound way!

  2. Nancy Stack

    what a glorious gift! love love love! From one masterpiece to another- thanks for the inspiring reminder… I plan to live as if I look as glorious as this painting- inside, in my soul! bless you & your artist friend!

  3. Erika

    What a comforting reminder. Thank you very much for this. <3

  4. helen Duerr O'Halloran

    I wish I could keep that as a constant in my life “Soul work is slow work” because I am always in a frenzy. So thank you for the reminder.

  5. Jasmine

    What a beautiful painting! Does Patricia have a website, or sell her work?

    1. hearingtheheartbeat

      It is beautiful, isn’t it, Jasmine! Yes, Tricia does sell her work. She is currently updating her website—should be up by November. In the meantime she has given me permission to post her email address here: j.tricia@gmail.com.

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