Week 18 6/26/2016
Title of drawing: "Ears to Hear and Eyes to See" (Isaiah 9, 11, 40, 50, 53, 55, 60)
Similar to the days of Isaiah, today's culture bears witness to lives lived walking in darkness never perceiving the truth or knowingly supressing it to live their own way. In contrast, God's word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. He is the light by which we live and breathe yet we stumble in our own sin thinking we can figure out a better way to live. We are designed by God and find fulfillment in him. Knowing us better than we know ourselves, he provides exactly what we need in our darkness. Isaiah bore witness to the promise of a Savior. In the light of the cross we see God's rescuer to be Jesus Christ.
Today's drawing depicts the marvelous transition from having eyes but not seeing and ears but not hearing to the restoration of our senses and an awakening to the Author of all creation. The blindfold is loosened and the headphones are disengaged. An excerpt from a hymn by Charles Wesley sums it up:
Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray--
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
- excerpt "And Can It Be" by Charles Wesley
View the time lapse video HERE.
Listen to the sermon HERE.