Sunday, July 9, 2006

Imperfect People, Imperfect Art

This morning I sat in Sunday School and listened as Beth Newman explained how God spoke to Moses asking him to lead His people out of Egypt where they had been slaves for 40 years. Then I listened in the worship service as our pastor, Bill Barber, talked to us about how God uses imperfect people and works even thru our sins. It doesn't seem quite right to me that God would do this because I've always thought that God required the very best...and thus would choose the very best to do his work. Not so, I'm slowly beginning to learn. Moses felt he wasn't a perfect choice and complained to God what he felt his weakness' were, so God listened and said that he could take his brother Aaron to do the necessary speaking. Well, why didn't God just send Aaron if he was such a great speaker? In my own thinking it would be because we all have talents that God can use and it takes all of us working together to accomplish what God needs and wants us to do. Moses had the right stuff, so did Aaron and so do we. What is needed above all is to trust in the fact that God is always with us and will help us accomplish the goals we need to accomplish.

I'm pulling out some old images of art work long since gone from my inventory. Although this painting was not perfect by any means, I will never forget Doris Hopkins saying that this painting was perfect and how thrilled she was to find an oil painting with the purples to compliment her bedroom colors. I guess the lesson here is even when we think something is imperfect or someone is imperfect, there is a place of service for everything and everyone that is JUST PERFECT! :)



L. Diane Johnson said...


This IS a lovely painting. I remember the day you painted it with great concentration. I am so glad someone validated your lovely piece by securing it for her home.

You are absolutely right that even though we don't necessarily see the value in something we do, to others, it's a treasure!

Great message.

Sugar said...

I couldn't have said it better. God did not make a mistake when He created me. :)