Arts Attitude – Donna Martelli
The purpose of the arts is communication. Art is everywhere. Let us use it to display God’s glory. God is the Master Artist. All creation is the ultimate in artistry. Look at a snowflake! Need I say more?
God has placed the tool of the arts in our hands and it is most likely the most powerful communication device for reaching the most people.
Jeremiah 13:1-11, is an example of a word from God illustrated with a drama:
For as a belt is bound around the waist, so I bound all the people of Israel and all the people of Judah to me,’ declares the Lord, ‘to be my people for my renown and praise and honor. But they have not listened.’ Jeremiah 13:11 NIV
As we have tried to reach our lost friends and family members for Jesus, how many times have we attempted in vain to get them to come to church? Perhaps they would see Jesus more clearly than ever before through a dance, concert or a drama. It is also possible to take the action to them as the arts are well suited to “neutral” areas.
The arts in the church? There is no better way to reinforce a truth. The opportunities are endless. Praise God! Creativity and artistic expression are powerful gifts from the Lord God Almighty. Let’s ask Him how and where we can use them for His glory.
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