Worshiping with Art

If you’ve ever visited the Sistine Chapel, you’ve seen the beautiful artwork depicting the life of Christ.

Even more locally, you may have notice the beautiful stained glass windows that bring to life various scenes from Christ life.

All of these are forms of art, in which we can worship the Lord.  Even if we are not professional artist, we can still use artistic forms to worship the Lord. 

Examples of art being used in scripture include:

  • Isaiah 64:8– But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father; we [are] the clay, and thou our potter; and we all [are] the work of thy hand.

    Exodus 35:35 – Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, [even] of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.

  • 2 Timothy 1:6– Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

There are numerous forms and styles of artwork, which can be used as a means of worship.

  1. Adult coloring books—are popular today and there are many with scriptures or inspirational sayings that can be purchased
  2. Painting—if you have the talent to paint. Even painting a picture on nature and thanking God for creating such beauty is a form of worship.
  3. Sculpting—molding a piece of clay into a beautiful masterpiece is another relaxing way in which to worship the Lord
  4. Drawing—sketching or drawing your emotions, feelings, or a favorite scene can be a form of worship
  5. Art work—if you’re not artistic, visiting a local gallery or searching online artwork {such as Leonardo DiVinci’s The Last Supper} can be a form of worship and open up lines of discussion

    Stained glass is a popular way the church tells stories of Jesus

  6. Decorating—if you enjoy decorating, use this in a creative way. Pray for the individual you are helping with the decorating or decorate an area of the house to be used as your prayer closet or prayer room
  7. Design—many have the gift of design, which can be used in a variety of fields. Use these gifts and talents to pray for others while you create.  While designing, seek God’s will and direction with the aesthetic and overall idea.

 

In what ways do you use art as a form of worship?

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