Long Day but Pretty Amazing

17 May

So Abe and I got to RCC around 10:30am and set up all our stuff.  He got painting a little after 11:00.  We drove away from the field at 7:00pm.

Yep, it was a long day in the sun.  The Sandals church EZ-up saved us otherwise we would have been miserable.  I will just say that there are some interesting people that go and participate in art shows.  At one point there was a girl in a bikini nonchalantly walking around observing art.  There was no pool. 

But we did what we came to do:  Abe painted and I played and sang intermitently throughout the day.   Here is what he produced at the end of it:

 Yeah, Abe is pretty stinkin’ amazing.

A few weeks ago, Abe heard me sing a song I had written about a homeless girl I met in San Francisco.  The story goes that Andrew and I were walking around and this girl sat on the sidewalk crying.  After an urging from my husband, I stopped to kneel down and talk to her.  At about 20 years old, Dawn told me she was crying because social services had recently taken her baby, Elijah, away from her.

I wrote the song about remembering Dawn’s situation and praying a reminder over her:  “there is hope in the One who made every Dawn, every day.”

When Abe heard the song, this image of Jesus being painted on a wall as a symbol of hope for this girl popped into his head.  After about 7 hours of work (I had to remind him to drink water and he never ate anything), this masterpiece was complete.

Through my song, his painting, and several conversations we were able to tell the story of the hope of Jesus to many people throughout the day.

It was pretty great.

5 Responses to “Long Day but Pretty Amazing”

  1. Nicole B. May 17, 2010 at 6:13 p05 #

    You are both awesome! What a lovely story and piece of art to depict that day!

  2. Robin May 17, 2010 at 6:13 p05 #

    What an incredible story… I love to see how God takes our experiences and uses them to draw us and others closer to His heart. I am proud of you for being willing. I would love to hear your song sometime=). Also, what is he doing with the art?
    Love you!!! Let’s talk this week for sure!

  3. Jim (Dad) May 17, 2010 at 6:13 p05 #

    “.. for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who serves Christ in these things is well-pleasing to God, and approved by men. So then let us pursue the things of peace, and the things for building up one another…” Romans 14:17-19 — I’d say what you did at the park qualifies as “the things of peace.” Proud of you!!

  4. Tricia Boganwright (Mom) May 17, 2010 at 6:13 p05 #

    Very amazing. Thank you God for bringing hope to the hopeless. I’d love to hear the song some day!

  5. Leslie Harlan May 17, 2010 at 6:13 p05 #

    All praise and glory to the Giver of the gifts! Isn’t it amazing and thrilling what He does to include us in His divine work, accomplishing His eternal purposes! I can’t think of anything more meaningful in this life than that. Awesome!

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