The man looked on in cynicism as the little girl composed a picture of God. She was only 6 years old and her crayons were scattered chaotically on the floor. She obviously had no idea of what she was doing.
He asked her with a sneer; “Nobody really knows what God looks like. So why are you doing this?”
Her simple answer was; “Well they will know what He looks like when they see my picture of Him!”
I was reminded by a friend that I must live my life in such a way that people who don’t know Jesus but do know me, will want to know Jesus because they do know me.
We live in a world of chaotically scattered crayons. Families members not speaking, neighbors ignoring neighbors, nations at war, famine, disaster and disease scatter the landscape of our lives. Can we draw a picture of God in this?
This is the God who created order from chaos. Can He use us to do the same?
We have the ministry of reconciliation. That is the picture we are to draw.
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
2 Corinthians 5:18 KJV
What kind of picture am I drawing?
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 KJV