Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book ‘Facing Your Giants’ by Max Lucado.
Today I pray, “Dear God, ‘To every thing there is a season. And a time to every purpose under the Heaven.’ What do we say when we feel small?”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to page 164 to reveal this passage:
“David faced the behemoth of disappointment with ‘yet God.’
So did Willem. Initially, he was hurt and angry. He lingered in the small village, not knowing where to turn. But one afternoon he noticed an old miner bending beneath an enormous weight of coal. Caught by the poignancy of the moment, Willem began to sketch the weary figure. His first attempt was crude, but then he tried again. He didn’t know it, but at that very moment, Willem discovered his calling.
Not the robe of clergy, but the frock of an artist.
Not the pulpit of a pastor, but the palette of a painter.
Not the ministry of words, but of images. The young man the leader would not accept became an artist the world could not resist:
Vincent Willem van Gogh.
His ‘but God’ became a ‘yet God.’
Who’s to say yours won’t become the same?”