Everywhere I go, I look for signs and reminders of God’s goodness. Today that was in an art museum. I found it surprisingly easy: God is a creator. He created gorgeous fall trees, like the one above. He created us in His image, with the ability to create – just like Him. My two-hour immersion in the arts inspired this free verse poem of thanks. Enjoy!
Thank you for art;
That you lavished your vast creativity
On the human race.
Thank you for giving us an outlet
To share sorrow,
To illicit laughter,
Thank you for a word full of color,
Pleasing to the eye –
For a reminder
That you don’t wish us
A joyless existence
Or conformity to the masses.
Thank you for music:
Major keys for our mountaintops,
And minor keys for our valleys.
High notes for our attempts to reach you
And low notes for our moans for your help.
Thank you for words –
That symbols on a page
Or sounds off the tongue
Create art in our minds,
Hold the power of life and death.
Thank you for the greatest story ever told –
For words that save.
Thank you for living sculptures
Crafted in your image –
For reminders of your goodness.
Thank you for the gifts you’ve given them
That allow them to create,
To imitate you.
For all the ways it points to you
Thank you for art.
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