Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Overground Man (Coming Into the Light)
By Ramone (pre-birth?) - sometime in 1998 or 1999
I was beginning to see the divine light -- thanks in part to books such as Dostoevsky's "The Brothers Karamazov" and C.S. Lewis' "The Great Divorce", etc. But largely God was moving me out of my hole, out of the place I had been stuck in. I won't go into detail on how He did that, but somehow in that time I began to see myself more this way. I was beginning to learn about faith and hear the echoes of eternity calling me...
My world was still dark, but I was coming out and knew it. I still felt alone, but maybe I began to know that everyone feels that way! The night... I could see beauty in the night. Even in my darkness, I could see His beauty, and it stirred me. It was eternity... this is why I began to like painting starry nights! (Well, that and listening to a bit too much Dream Theater! but even there He was calling me through the eternity He set in me.) He was calling me, "You are one of My stars!"
I don't know if I painted this in '98 (before He revealed Himself to me in fall '98) or in '99 after I went out west for university for half a year before throwing my life in His hands in the mission field. But nonetheless, its a beautiful picture of how He was taking me out of my hole, showing me beauty, exposing my "walls", knocking them down, and beginning to pour the light of the knowledge of Himself on me. Thank You, God!
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