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Genesis 2:1-3 “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.”

Rested

This colorway is one of my “Days of Creation” series.

Day 7!

This day of creation is where God rested.  Much like an artist who finishes a piece of artwork and looks over his work with pleasure, our God rested in His creation.  He was satisfied with the work of His hands.  He stepped back to admire His work. And like a good father also, He was setting an example for His children to follow.  God never NEEDS rest, but He knew we did.  We can get so caught up in our busy lives that we never take time to just “rest”.  God modeled for us what we needed to do.

Taken from the Matthew Henry Concise Commentaryon the Whole Bible:

“After six days, God ceased from all works of creation. In miracles, he has overruled nature, but never changed its settled course, or added to it. God did not rest as one weary, but as one well pleased. Notice the beginning of the kingdom of grace, in the sanctification, or keeping holy, of the sabbath day. The solemn observing of one day in seven as a day of holy rest and holy work, to God’s honour, is the duty of all to whom God has made known his holy sabbaths. At this time none of the human race were in being but our first parents. For them the sabbath was appointed; and clearly for all succeeding generations also. The Christian sabbath, which we observe, is a seventh day, and in it we celebrate the rest of God the Son, and the finishing the work of our redemption.”

Take some time in your life to really “rest”.  It will refresh your body and soul!

 

Psalm 65:8: “Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy.

“Jubilant Inspiration” was actually inspired by a shirt that I found in local store called “Inspirations”. I was drawn to the colors of the shirt at the front of the store. I pondered on them for days. It really made me think about what inspires me and what makes me happy. And it is my family, my work, my friends, and my Lord.

My husband loves to read about creation science. We are constantly astounded by how God’s work is being proved over and over. How amazing it is to see all that our Lord created. The world marvels at great artist. We have been to museums and galleries all over the world looking at things that man has done. Yet, all of it just is imitation. What I mean is that in the art world, many things are painted, photographed, sketched, etc. about living objects: People, animals, plants. Then you have the natural things, like a stormy sky, a sunset, a rainbow. Our God created each and everything. And the colors that man tries to imitate from nature were done from the original artist.

It was only recently that I felt like my “eyes were opened” to the color of the world. I think before I walked around seeing color, but not really “seeing” it. Now I look around and marvel at the works of His hands.

I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon, but I hope to go someday. I can imagine myself standing at the edge, looking over the edge. I would do a small self-evaluation. I am so tiny in comparison with the world. The colors I see, the sounds and smells all point to an amazingly creative God. I think I’d just want to shout for joy! This skein was dyed on a light gray wool in colors of rich chocolate, clay, maroon, soft pink and teal . “Jubilant Inspiration” is an artistic interpretation of the Grand Canyon and god’s perfect artistry.