Sometimes I just want to put a little cool something on here like every day, but I’m kind of scared that the more I push myself to post, the less meaningful each post will be. So in the midst of my draft box full of extended-length SUPER blogs, (some of which I’ve been tinkering with for months now) I’ll start posting some things that just really grab me throughout the week that I don’t have to write a lot about, or that facebook and twitter posts just can’t do proper justice to.
This is a video I just happened to stumble upon because Zee Avi, a Malaysian singer/songwriter I’m in love with, posted it on her twitter some weeks back. It’s long (about 20 minutes), but it’s a powerful example of just how powerful art is, and how we can use it to change the world.
This kind of stuff stirs me deeply because I really want to do it. I want to see my art empower people like that, I want humanity to be so clearly and beautifully reflected in my art, I want it to unify people, I want it to make us see ourselves differently, and I want it to change us. But I want to take the next step too, I want people to see the face of God in what I do. I want them to recognize His beauty, I want them to become comfortable with His justice, I want them to fall in love with His wisdom, I want them to be overwhelmed by His love! I want them to WANT Him.
I believe that there should be one of two main goals in any given work of Christian art:
To accurately display the character of God.
To genuinely portray what it means to be human.