28 Apr Early Morning Lilies – Consider the Lilies How They Grow
Last year, I was considering moving back to the South. It was just before Easter, and I wrote the following about Lilies:
Early Morning Lilies – Jacki Kellum Watercolor
This morning, I arose at 5 a.m., and I began my painting ritual, which involves a musical meditation. I always begin my morning by listening to 3 songs: The Prayer, Consider the Lilies and Bring Him Home. I am not surprised that in my early morning paintings, I see the presence of God’s light, filtering into the shadows, and that is certainly what I feel that I have painted in Early Morning Lilies, and also in Forest Daffodil in the Rain: The Prayer.
Forest Daffodil in the Rain: The Prayer – Jacki Kellum Watercolor
Ash Wednesday was yesterday, and Christians have entered the Easter season. In honor of Easter and the Lily of the Valley, I plan to paint lilies during this entire month.
Consider the Lily – Jacki Kellum Watercolor
27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27
I am inspired by the scripture which assures us that even though the lilies do not worry and strive and struggle for control, they are clothed–and not merely clothed but that they are arrayed in finery.
“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10b
I believe that the Bible is saying that God wants more for us than we can even imagine requesting. He wants more than mere clothing for us, he wants to costume us for a grand parade, but we must learn to wait and to listen and to pray. This morning, I am listening to Katherine Jenkins and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing Consider the Lily. That song escalates my faith.
The song The Prayer reminds me how to pray.