Art Made for God

A Christian should use these arts to the glory of God—not just as tracts, but as things of beauty to the praise of God. An art work can be a doxology in itself.[1]

     Susie and I recently took a trip to Cincinnati to see family. While we were there, imagine our delight when we found out that our oldest grand-daughter was performing in a choir concert. We found ourselves blessed to see and hear her among several other performances through the night. Then, to top off the night, we all gathered and had ice cream to celebrate.
 
     We are the family of FCC. We are so blessed to have many exceptionally gifted and artistic people. Christmas is a time when we can show some of it. Several have shown artistry in our decorations.   Still others have shown their artistry in the readings presented. Others have opened their homes presenting us with a picture into who they are. Some of my favorites are the culinary artists among us. Sunday, December 22nd, our choir will present artistry in a choral cantata. That Sunday we will have one service at 10:30.
 
     The program will feature our Jesus’ birth in the program Noel & Alleluia! Jesus is Born. Just like going to see a family member perform I invite you to come see your FCC family perform. Many are the voices that you have heard, but I delight in and pray that you will delight in, hearing them again (a favorite is Sarah and a new voice is Zoie). Then, I would urge you to concentrate on hearing the words of the songs. The sermon is in the words of each song and the narration between. My prayer is that it will be an eternal celebration that will be even more special because you are there.
 
     Finally, I would leave you with this thought, all of these efforts seek to glorify God. Artistry adds a special dimension to the worship of God. Don’t miss it. In fact, I would urge you to join in by being present with us.

C U on the 22nd,

Bill

[1] Schaeffer, F. A. (1982). The complete works of Francis A. Schaeffer: a Christian worldview (Vol. 2, p. 377). Westchester, IL: Crossway Books.

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