Week 15 6/5/2016
Title of drawing: "Rocks" (1 Samuel 17)
Rocks. Naturally found, uncut or altered by human hands. In Exodus we witness alters built from rocks providing a place for proper sacrifices. We see water come forth from a rock exhibiting God's provision and the commands of God inscribed on stone tablets establishing guidelines for life. In Joshua we see rocks used as memorial material symbolically representing and reminding God's people of his trustworthy promises. Today we've seen five rocks in the hands of a person whose heart and skill set were yielded to God. In the face of what seemed like an insurmountable fear David did what all of Saul's army would not do for the 40 days prior to David's arrival. He decided to accept the one on one challenge declared by an over-nine-feet-tall giant representing the army of the Philistines. David didn't bear any of the king's armor, sword, or shield. He took what he had, a shepherd's bag, five river rocks, and a sling; what he knew, how to protect the sheep he looked after from bears and lions; and placed it all along with his trust at the Lord's disposal. God provided what David did not have through Goliath; a sword at the right moment to finish the job.
Art tends to present itself in a way that sparks questions in the mind of the viewer. What do these stones mean or represent?Within the context of today's sermon, I'd like this drawing to reinforce the application and question of this morning's message: what do we currently have at our disposal that could be used by the hand of God? Let us submit ourselves to his word, his will, and his ways.
View the time lapse video HERE.
Listen to the sermon HERE.