Cause to Pause

Today’s Bible Reading (from Genesis 33-35; Matthew 10:1-20
Wednesday’s: Genesis 36-38; Matthew 10:21-42

Artists like Michelangelo painted enormous murals during the Renaissance using a very particular method. Wet plaster was the best medium to absorb the desired colors, so they only plastered the section to be painted that day. The area of wet plaster varied in size each day depending on how large of an area the painter intended to finish. This strategy, known as giornata, means “day piece.” As God creates a masterpiece in us, His work varies from day to day. Some days His work seems expansive, while other times the “day piece” is much harder to notice. He’s at work every day creating the mural of our lives, so it is both our privilege and responsibility to relinquish the brush into His hands each day.[1]

“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ” (Colossians 1:28, ESV).

Best regards,
Mark Dillman
Minister, Airport Rd. Church of Christ

[1] Tranquility, David Henderson, 2015, pg. 54.