Above is a painting I worked on yesterday of some flowers I saw on a recent day retreat. Last week when I started it was a mess of shapes where nothing stood out. I was disappointed.
But yesterday, with more work and color and contrast, it began to appear in a semblance of its beauty. It still needs more attention to highlights and small places before it’s finished.
But I wish I had a photo from last week to show you the difference!
And isn’t that how God is at work in us?
We’re a mess. But He patiently shapes, adds, removes, covers, and brings out who we are. And the good news is that He is not finished yet!