Monday, March 21, 2016


I see a Masterpiece
I look up to the evening sky above the sea's horizon
And what I see far exceeds
Any ordinary artwork

As the ocean waves are
Rushing about my feet
My toes in the damp sand
The sky above comes alive
In glorious splashes of a paintbrush

Blazing red and orange
Streak across the sky and 
Explode into purple and pink
Swirling, dancing clouds of glowing gold
A Masterpiece is splashed across the evening sky

I long to paint but I know
I know I could never
Create such a gorgeous work of art
It's alive and moving and glowing
My breath is swept away
My eyes cannot look away
I'm stunned 

Because suddenly with a catch of breath 
I know
The Master Painter
Painted this wondrous living art
For me
He painted it
For me

As I stand here the waves out at sea pick up
The ocean's mighty roar fills my ears
The colors slowly fade 
Into a new painting that is
Almost frightening

Boiling dark clouds come rolling 
In from the west
As black as night and the wind
Strikes me like a blow
Icy rain drops sting my face

But I won't go inside
I won't go inside
The sky is chaos
A storm of raging gray and black
Lightning's flash blinds my eyes
And I jump as the thunder rolls across the sky
Like a mighty voice

And the rain comes down 
And the waves crash higher and higher around my knees
And the storm roars around me
The light is eerie
And the sky is dangerous

This is another kind of painting
Of a different beauty
A dangerous, stormy Masterpiece this is
In both paintings I can see
The Painter
But in this one I feel 
His heart calling to mine

I am soaked by the rain 
I am in awe
My heart responds to the Painter 
Who flung this storm across the sky 
To show me 
In this Masterpiece
His wild heart


  1. A demonstration of of His radical love and depths of His majesty, indeed. Powerful!

    1. I agree! That's a big part of the reason I love storms.

  2. Jess....I really, really loved this. Your words painting a painting of the paintings, it was so lovely and powerful and beautiful. I really don't have to means to express how lovely this was. You're amazing. This was amazing. :)

    1. Jay, thank you so much! It makes me so happy you love it.
      And you, are amazing as well. :)