Sunday, November 05, 2006

Picture of Jesus



Picture of Jesus, originally uploaded by chanchanchepon.
I'm not sure how much accessibility I will have for blogging this week. I am leaving in the morning for two conferences in Michigan.

But, before I left, I figured I would take time to write a little something. Tonight at h2o, we had an artist by the name of Seth Hill come in and paint this picture. It started as just a rough sketch that looked like a landscape of some sort. And gradually it became a picture of Jesus.

It makes me think of the Ben Harper song of the same title. We all long to be a picture of Jesus. In fact, that is our calling. We are to become like Jesus, and be an image of what our life would be like if Jesus were to live it.

In all honesty we are a lot like Seth's picture. Initially there is not a lot of form to us. We are in disarray. Our lives are a mess. But as Jesus gets hold of our hearts, slowly we are changed. We move from being a mess to being more like Him.

Are you becoming more like Jesus? On top of being God in the flesh, Jesus is the perfect example of what a human life can be like. If you think about your life right now, and project five years down the road you won't be the same person you are today. You'll either be becoming more fully human (like Jesus), or more fully inhuman. So which are you going to be? I hope that I am becoming more fully human with each day.

2 comments:

adam said...

I (always) love the honesty and beauty in your words Billy.

cameron king said...

Hey hey, nice pic! I wish I had videotaped him painting it like I wanted to. Oh well. It was awesome of him to come and share his talent in a way that blessed all of us. We gotta do more stuff like that!