Tuesday, January 24, 2006
By Ramone - January 21, 2006
This is an idea I started playing with in a sketch back in November 2004 after reading "With Christ in the School of Prayer" by Andrew Murray. He talked about how Jesus told us Father was waiting for us in the closet, in our private place, and that as we go there our first understanding must be that God is there waiting for us and wants to meet us even more than we want to meet Him. The reward is Him, His presence.
I put the figure through various positions in my old black & white sketch, and finally shelved it for later. When in a spree of small pad sketching recently, the picture came back but this time with the worshipper in color, rainbow color. I thought of it as being filled with His presence there in the closet, being filled with Him in ironic contrast to the dark closet.
As I write this it's February 26th. Last night I went to a church meeting and felt I should take some certain pictures with me, although I didn't want to show them to anyone that night really. As I flipped through them on the train, I was in His presence and wanting to be in His presence with Him more, and I came upon this picture and understood it:
"You, You, Lord, alone with You,
You fill me with color, Lord.
(And You fill me with light!)