Tuesday, July 22, 2008

SILHOUETTE CHRISTIANITY

A silhouette, according to Wikipedia, is a view of some object or scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior. Featureless is defined as 1) lacking distinguishing characteristics or features and 2) having no distinct or distinctive features.

In these silhouettes of my children you can see their features, but you do not know what color their eyes are, what color their hair is or even if they are well-behaved. We made these silhouettes today and it made me think of my Christianity. Am I a silhouette Christian? Do I have distinguishing characteristics and features of Christ? Or do I lack distinct or distinctive features? Do I have a featureless interior? Or is my interior more like Christ: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control?

A silhouette is a form of artwork and I am His workmanship, but I MUST go deeper and not be satisfied with just the outline. The main feature of my interior should be Christ. The world has had enough "silhouette Christianity" they want more, they want Jesus!

Directions to make the silhouettes found here.

4 comments:

Morning By Morning said...

This concept is amazing!!!~ I think you could write a book from this.

& I love silhouettes of your children, they are beautiful!

Natalie said...

Great thoughts, Mari! Definitely food for thought!

Brandie "Bee" said...

I, too, like your thoughts. God has been doing some similar things in my heart. Isn't blogging fun?!

Karen said...

Wow, that is so good. I love what you have written.

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