Monday, December 6, 2010

If This is How God Paints



If this is how God paints.
If His brush strokes are the green carpet of moss on an Irish rock,
the velvet blue of butterfly wings that caress a tree,
and the liquid peaches of an afternoon sky preparing to sleep
If they are the silver dew clinging to a spider's web,
the fat grays of building storm clouds,
and the black of a starless night when my voice calls
Then it is here,
in the midnight colors,
that I see His hand most.

When I am alone with the chafe of a lonely heart,
and the sores inside that no one can see,
then I remember how stark an artist's canvas is before the painting.
How white a page is before I write upon it.
And I am full of hope. Because perhaps I am a color yet placed,
a word yet read...
and I wonder at the beauty of life yet to come,
If this is how God paints.

46 comments:

  1. So glad to see you again TB! This poem is beautiful. God reaches our deepest pain. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

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  2. So very beautiful Tabitha. xoxoxo ♡

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  3. What a wonderful perspective, painted beautifully.

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  4. I truly enjoy how you write. I was watching Planet Earth last night and I was amazed by some of the footage they captured. God's mind blows me away!
    ~ Wendy

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  5. Lord this is beautiful! I do believe this is how he paints :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  6. just lovely. i love butterflies. even one wing on a butterfly is a masterpiece. or the feathers on a hummingbird. or sunsets and sunrises. he's such a talented artist. what a privilege that we get to be artists as well.

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  7. Tabitha, what a way to start back at blogging. Beautiful words. And I am captivated by these amazingly blue butterflies. Wow! Thank you so much for your lovely thoughts. They brought me hope on this Monday morning. :)

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  8. Tabitha, thank you. This is beautiful. This could not have come at a better time for me. Thank you for posting this :)

    Cheers,
    Jen

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  9. His creations are definitely amazing. Great photo.

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  10. WOW! Everything about this post is beautiful, the photo and your words.

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  11. I love how you view the world the Tab. You bring color to words and beauty to their dull shapes. You are quite capable of extracting amazing images from a gentle stream of vowels and constenants. Thank you.

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  12. This is genuinely beautiful....thank you for posting it.

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  13. So beautiful and inspiring. I love the picture. I love your words. I think you should submit this one. Love to you.

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  14. This had such beautiful imagery. You are a great writer, Tabitha.

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  15. Lovely... :)
    "If this is how God paints..."

    I love it :)

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  16. Beautiful! Like you. The world has yet to see all God spoke into your being before time began. His word never returns to Him void. Like the butterflies, you will fly--brilliantly. Blessings.

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  17. I agree it is HIS way... absolutely
    Great post Tab!

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  18. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem. It was like a sweet dream.

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  19. Oh, that's soooo beautiful!!!
    I long to write a novel, "Torn at the Border," and wander down to Mexico, gathering spot of the nomad Monarchs.
    God willing, one day....

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  20. It takes someone special to see His handywork too! Hugs :O)

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  21. Thank you for this. Perhaps I am a color not yet placed. There is so much optimism in that. And yet....and yet....you are so vivid. Already a masterpiece. I see it :)

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  22. Faith in God is all about Hope, and the future, and not the past. It's about what we will be, not what we were.

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  23. Wow! You can *really* write. Have I said that before? :-) I love it.

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  24. Beautiful and I I would love to see those blue butterflies live & in person sometime. They are stunning. Very visually provocative writing Tabitha!

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  25. hello! what a beautiful way to start my morning...to stumble across that amazing picture and your amazing words!

    visually stunning, i say, and food for the soul.=)

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  26. Oh man! Lovely, just lovely. Your words painted the picture in my mind without the stunning photo. :) It was just an added plus of stopping by here today. Thanks.

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  27. Beautiful Tab, I really liked this one.

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  28. Beautiful words and beautiful vibrant colours...

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  29. Thank you for the wonderful comments :) An welcome to my new followers and visitors.

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  30. Tabitha, your post made me think of this...
    "Empty canvas waits before the Painter.....
    Jesus is the Master Painter and the Holy Spirit is the Masters Brush to be dipped within the colors that portray the Father's Love, That the Masters painting Might be born in us"...

    exerpt from: "The Painter" an album by John Michael Talbot and Terry Talbot.
    Blessings and prayers,
    *kare

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  31. Greatest author and painter (creator!) of all, isn't He?

    This was a beautiful post, Tabitha.

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  32. Exquisite. They look like Morphos along the Piquare River. Stunning and graceful blue.

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  33. I know I say this all the time, but you have such a gift for poetry. Beautiful.

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  34. Beautiful! And that picture is amazing!

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  35. WoW! This is truly beautiful Tabitha.
    Love how you paint the picture with your gorgeous words:))
    Karen T :))

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  36. love the pic and the verse. They really complement each other well.

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  37. Hooolyyyy...!! 8-)
    Lovely picture and a wondeful thought! :)

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  38. Beautiful writing and beautiful photo.

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