Art is often a safe place for people to retreat & find sanctuary. It is a place to "be". The artist is able to find rest and restoration in the midst of creation. Art can also be a safe(ish) place where one comes to define and defend their ideas and beliefs. It is a place to stand one's ground while pushing boundaries (and buttons!) Art can be safety for comfort and confronting. It depends on the needs of the artist what that safety will bring.
I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."—Psalm 91:2
What does it mean for the Lord to be both a refuge and a fortress? God as our refuge is a safe place where one finds comfort from pursuit, danger, and the troubles of this world. God as our fortress allows us to face the world in the midst of the battles that rage in and around us. It is not safety from the struggles, but safety in the midst of them. The key is..."in whom I trust". To trust the Lord is to know him. When we know him we experience his powerful love. That personal relationship can be both a place to run to for refuge & a mighty fortress to face the battles of this world. I pray you feel safe in the Lord to be all he has called you to be.
Amen! Every word so true! Thanks dear brother!ReplyDelete