Each year Michelle and I try to take a few days just for us. We take a trip just for fun. No work, all play! This year we chose to go to the beautiful city of Chicago. We got to play tourist, visit all the incredible sights and eat delicous local food! While we were there we had the opportunity to go to the Art Institute of Chicago. I love art and I can spend days in a museum, but I had no idea the treasures that were waiting for us inside.
As we made our way around the MASSIVE building we saw history right before our eyes. We saw some things that were intriguing, some that were beautiful and some that made us scratch our head and say "Hmmmm." It made me realize that there is a wide interpretation of what we call art. Art in some peoples opinion looks like this...
Classic, historic works of art. Beautiful works that represent life, look realistic but show someones view and interpretation of life at the time. For others art looks something like this...
Abstract, modern and unusual. The first is one persons view of the New Mexico landscape. The second is a Picasso sculpture of a womans face, and the third is the HUMOUNGOUS silver bean in the middle of the city. When you look at these works it makes you wonder what the inspiration was behind each piece, what the artist thought about while they worked on it and how they felt when it was completed.
Walking through and seeing the drastic difference in style and what is considered art, this made me think about the different ways we worship God. Some like the more traditional style, more formal and structured. Others lean more toward the more abstract, no boundries, free form style. Some land somewhere in the middle. As I think about our amazing creator and the incredible art He has created all around us I am struck with the thought that there is no "right" or "wrong" way to worship God. He created us all different, with different likes and dislikes and He loves us all! What is art to one may be garbage to another, what is a worship to some may look strange and bizare to another. It doesn't mean that one is better than the other. All that God looks at is the heart. As we worship God He alows us to be as creative or conservitive as we want, all He wants is us to worship Him!
So this week worship as you like...just be sure the focus of your worship is our amazing, creative and loving God!
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