May 16, 2017
Imagine the world without music, poetry, dance, film, photography, architecture, painting, stories, theater or sculpture. Such a world would be bland. Art brings vibrancy and beauty to our lives.
Can you believe that we serve the most creative being? He lives in us, and because of that, we have been empowered and have been given the freedom to do amazing things.
A little over a week ago, the leadership team here at Fair Haven spent some time away dreaming about this next season of ministry. We prayed for many things and we shared about the things we are passionate about. I’m grateful that as a church, we embrace art and creativity. I’m grateful that in our worship gatherings, we have the permission to create art that honors God. I’m grateful that we are willing to chase hard after the Holy Spirit to break out of established patterns to live in fresh and creative ways. Isn’t that cool?
I recently read an article where author Melissa Kircher wrote, “Creativity is both a fully human and fully divine experience. It is an acknowledgment that something eternal and full of truth lies behind the temporal world in which we live. It focuses our eyes on the pain around us, the injustice in front of us, the joy abounding within us, and the pull we feel towards meaning and significance. Music moves us. Poetry connects us. Paintings shout at us. Dance energizes us. Art draws us back into the fold of humanity when we wander out full of pain, discouragement, and bitterness. It whispers you are not alone.”