Week 6 3/13/2016
Title of drawing: "The Abrahamic Covenant" (Genesis 12 - 21)
I've attempted to draw the Abrahamic Covenant. Abraham is asleep at the bottom of the composition and stars flood the sky above foretelling the family of God. God did not let Abraham walk through the sacrificed animals but took it upon himself to bear the full responsibility and walk through it alone. It doesn't take much to convince me of my sinful crumminess, but it can be easy to forget when pride and selfishness sacrifice essentials for pacifying trophies of success. Reminders of our sinfulness are healthy and humbling. There isn't any lack of examples in the bible and it's empirically verifiable in our culture. What constantly shocks me more than my sinfulness is God's never ending love and overwhelming grace. Ultimately God's grace for us is made manifest in Jesus Christ but the Abrahamic Covenant has reminded me of God's grace in spite of us, God's grace choosing us, and God's grace working through us. Reminders of God's grace inspire, create, encourage, empower, and model a new way to live life.
Our sin separates us from God but God's grace (His initiative NOT ours) separates us from our sin and delivers us into God's desire for us. We have access to a relationship with him because God's love for us is greater than us. God doesn't wait on anything good or righteous that we can do. God takes the initiative over and above and through our dysfunction. God supplies his own righteousness in Christ and we find ourselves on the receiving end of an incredible love. What an incredible gift to receive!
View the time lapse video HERE.
Listen to the sermon HERE.