What if the whole earth was actually filled with the glory of God?
What if all of creation is groaning and hoping for even more beauty yet to be revealed?
What if since the beginning of time all creation has been screaming out that there is more to life than the visible?
* You can read a bit more on this from a previous post at the vox bookclub.
So I found some old unwanted tiles underneath the deck of my friends’ home, left discarded by the previous owner.
I brought them to our creativity and spirituality class and had each student choose a tile. They were extremely grimy so they were each asked to go wash them off. As they cleaned the dirt off of the tiles they were instructed to imagine themselves as the tile being cleansed by the hands of God.
Some tables were put together with a large blue camping tarp laid over it. This again was to stimulate a fresh environment that was also conducive to creative messiness. Dollar store paint and brushes were laid out.
Somewhat inspired by Steve Taylor’s “The out of bounds church“, everyone was asked to silently reflect, imagine, and paint as I read from Genesis 1, while Moby’s track “God moving over the face of the waters” was playing. mp3 of shortened version of God moving over the face of the waters
This is what we created when we put sixteen tiles together…