I had a big one the other day. And it involves this artwork. God is just so awesome.
We visited our good friends’ church a couple weeks ago. Annika’s best friend decided to be baptized. Their church does it in a river and we wanted to be there for him. It was our first experience with this kind of baptism and it was incredible.
We were running late and I grabbed the card for him and four prints of my artwork. I handed them to Annika in the car to let her choose–either one or all –for her friend. She chose one. That leaves 3, right?
We get to the service. Outside by a river, gorgeous day. Very moving. Two other people are being baptized and then a third stands up. 3. And the verse for the day and focus of the sermon: the one above, Colossians 2:7.
So I realize, hey! I have 3 prints I will give those to the other 3 new brothers and sisters in Christ. So here I am, complete stranger handing these over to a teenage boy and two adults in their 50s or 60s I would guess. I gave the one above to the teen.
So I am not sure what happened in between…but the print of this verse ended up on the windshield of the pastor’s car. So for him, this was a total surprise. He does not know me or my artwork. He does not know that I handed this out. It just ends up with him–what his sermon series started with last week and is focusing on specifically the next Sunday. He has a God moment–how in the world did this artwork get completed, end up at a service by the river, and then on his car??? He decides to use it in his powerpoint for the sermon.
Our friends go to church, are listening to him telling his God moment story and the sermon and then my artwork is put on the screen and stays there for 10 minutes or so. Several other people in the church know me through them and recognize it as well, and all are flabbergasted by how this came about. And they share the story with me.
Cool, huh? I cried when they told me. Happy, proud and humble,tears.
This is what my artwork and this blog are about. God moments. God working through me to share His word and power. Using my artwork to touch others. To bring joy and peace to those around me, and around the world.
Thank you to all of you who share these stories with me. They mean the world to me. Thanks for being here.
Now, go share my artwork! 🙂 God moments abound!