Wonder, Heartbreak & Hope: A Psalm
As an artist and mum, I struggle to find meaningful time with my family, with art, and with God. It's been a season of grief, tangled together with Chinese New Year vibes all around with the urge to purge and clean up, both physically and inwardly. This season I'm focusing on investing in relationships and sprinkling art and creativity where I can.
I am currently participating in the Brehm Residency Program by Fuller Theological Seminary. This Psalm was part of my reflection homework, as my response to God's Plan of Wonder (Creation), Heartbreak (Fall) and Hope (Redemption & Reconciliation).
Little fingers that point and pick
Little feet that climb and stumble
Little mouths that suck and spit
Little legs that kick and tumble
Little ears that tune to the beat
Little hands that grab and smear
Little mind that soaks all in
Little heart that shows sin's within
Loose scribbles in my artisan sketchbook
Harsh brushstrokes, hardened paint
Crayon marks on the floor
Marker stains on the wall
Sick on freshly bought sheets
Stepping on Legos under my feet
Walking around, the smell of rain
Feeling the breeze, the flowers, the pain
Defeated by mess, impulse, mistakes, and buys
Time to let go and say goodbye
So much to do, so little time
Feeling unappreciated, a perpetual upward climb
Seasons come and seasons go
Time is too short
But dreams are not broken but grow
Now is the time, to co-create
To open my heart, and attend to my date
To spend on what money can't buy
So less is lost when it's time for goodbye
What is God showing you today that embodies Wonder, Heartbreak, or Hope?
My prayer is that you will take some time to experience wonder, understand heartbreak in this world, and remind others of the hope we have in Jesus Christ.