When we were discussing how to decorate the stage for our current worship series, “The Good and Beautiful God”, we decided to use park benches and frames. I initially looked for window frames, but the intricacies of how to suspend a heavy window frame escaped me, so I turned to picture frames. I found some rustic open-backed picture frames at my favorite Hobby Lobby. Initially, I was just thinking of hanging frames from the lighting rack, and below the projection screens. Then I saw the rustic frames came in many sizes, and it struck me that it would be interesting to frame the Bible, the cross, and the two candles as well.
The concept is, just as you would gaze at a work of art in order to fully appreciate it, we need to spend time gazing at God, reflecting on His goodness. You can’t gaze in a hurry. Gazing takes time.
The verse that came to me while I was thinking about this was Psalm 27:4: “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”
Let’s try to carve out time to be quiet before God this week and reflect on His goodness.
Written by Terri Welch, Production and Drama for Cypress United Methodist Church