The Pointillism of God

"Morning, Interior," oil on canvas, by Maximilien Luce

Today’s featured picture is titled “Morning, Interior”, oil on canvas, by Maximilien Luce. Luce used the pointillism technique for this painting. Pointillism is a technique in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. If we closely examine an artist’s technique, we find that most magnificent paintings are comprised of thick layers of paint, applied in various widths, and depths, and mingled colors. That’s not how God paints. He uses the pointillism technique.

God paints His stories with people. Each person is a point of life, of color, of intensity. If we look too closely, we just see dots on God’s canvas; we see imperfect people. Some dots a closer to others, and some are more distant. God’s palette has distinct colors and hues through His fascinating process of genetics.

Through God’s perfect artistry, history is created as He paints. A dot here, a group of dots there. Dot by dot, person by person, epoch by epoch, more of God’s image of the story of His Son and Son’s Bride are depicted. You and I will someday see God’s finished work. Someday, when the story of redemption is complete.

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.

Revelation 21:1-3 NIV

Image by Maximilien Luce, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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