Art is never finished, only abandoned. ~ Da Vinci
It is easy to look at a beautiful Gulf sunset or a Colorado mountain or a view from the Hubble telescope and imagine a God who creates beautiful, mysterious and down-right awesome things. In the Bible, God calls all of these things "Good." Be God goes further. God calls humanity, male and female, double "Good." "Good. Good."
We often say we find God in the beauty of nature (and maybe a baby or two) but God chose to enter into human life as a human. Where we really find God is in the person of Jesus. And in you. And in your neighbor. This is messier. Humans demand understanding, forgiveness, time, and patience. But this is where God chooses to be. Love your sunsets but God is found in community more than any scenic view.
This Lent, do not abandon the creation, the art, of God. Take time to stop and listen to yourself. Honor others with the same. Check in with your Maker for details and instruction we cannot intuit. Do not abandon the art in the community around you and within you and through you. It ain't over till God says it's over.
You, we, are a work in progress.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 (NIV)