“At the heart of it, the reason the church is not known as being a global leader in creativity and excellence is pretty simple. We missed God’s love letter to artists.”
One of my favorite writers, Jon Acuff, wrote a wonderful eye opening piece about God’s love and specific purpose He has for artists. In this piece he sites a few passages in Exodus where God issues a call to artists in the desert. I am not sure I would have even noticed this had he not pointed it out. I’ll let you read the piece and interpret it for yourself but in the meantime, I want to say something.
One of the things that I love about this ministry/blog/whatever God wants it to be is that it is a constant reminder to me that God is concerned with every bit of our lives. When I get passionate about creative Christians in the mainstream, I think about how much more passionate God must be for His children. When I think of how much my heart breaks for an artist that is going through something difficult like wrestling with their purpose, I think of how God’s heart must break so much more. If there is anything I could say to any artist on any level it would be YOU ARE IMPORTANT. Not because your gifted, talented, good looking, or charismatic. You are important for the same reason every single person created is: because you were created with a specific purpose that adds to the well being of the entire world. Sure not everyone is under the spotlight but what you have been gifted with and called to is not a mistake or a misconception. It’s not to be compartmentalized a part from your faith especially when it’s your faith you will need to succeed in the first place.
To read Jon Acuff’s piece, “God’s Love Letter to Artists”, click here and then let me know what you think about it.