Look what I made for you . . .


My daughter Katie was driving home the other evening and saw something that made her happy.

She was so inspired that she sped into the driveway and ran into the house at full speed.

“Where’s your sister?” I asked wondering what was wrong.

“She’s in the car. I need to grab the camera before it’s gone,” she called out as she whizzed by me camera in hand. “Beautiful sunset. We’re gonna take some pics.”

And with that, she was gone again.

Wow. Some sunset, I thought. And it was.

They came back with several shots of stunning colors as the sun made its exit for the evening.

You’ve probably experienced a sunset, sunrise or spectacular view of nature that made you stop and smile. Maybe you even said, “Now, that’s a work of art.”

I’m not much of an artist myself, but I know a few. Creating art is not just a skill for them . . . it is a love language to be shared. In fact, from the time children are small, they share their art.

Like me, you probably have a box, drawer or wall full of drawings and colorings from the children you love. Don’t you love their sweet faces, beaming with love and pride, as they proclaim, “Look what I made for you!” and present you with their best creation?

Art is a love language for God, too.

His palette is just a little bigger. I’m fascinated and amazed by the glint of sunbeams dancing through pine trees, the delicate layers of soft red rose petals, or a sunset that fills the sky with fiery hues.

Every time I see something special like that, I can almost hear God saying, “Look what I made for you.”

It makes me happy. How about you?

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (Psalm 19:1 NIV)