Draw Near to God Through Guided Visual Meditations: Part I
Experience how the visual arts can give you new insight into God's nature, your transformation into Christ's image, and living in the Kingdom.
The Guided Visual Meditation Experience
Jesus used parables to awaken the imagination so that truth could sink in. He could have easily said to be a good neighbor to whomever you meet. But instead, he told the parable of The Good Samaritan, which energizes our understanding of loving our neighbor, the way good stories do.
God could also have just told us how great and beautiful he is, but instead he created marvelously-colored sunsets and majestic, snow-capped Himalayan mountains whose beauty and awesomeness take our breath away.
In the same way that Jesus uses parables and God uses creation, we can use art, and other images, to open up ourselves to exploring truth. In a striking case, King David could not see his own fault in his sin with Bathsheba and in murdering her husband. So God sent the prophet Nathan to tell a story to pierce his heart.
Art also tells stories and opens us up to truth.
Since art stirs the soul, activates prayer, is a door to deeper understanding of reality, and integrates the mind, I have assembled a visual meditative experience for you. It is my hope these visual meditations will open up your heart, soul, and mind, as it has done for me and many friends and clients, that you might even more fully “know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge” and “be filled with all the fullness of God. [Ephesians 3:19].
With the goal of deepening our understanding of Truth, which we know is a Person (John 14:6), I hope you will join me in these meditations on works of art.
You will be invited to meditate on the art with the aide of a few illuminating quotes, some Scripture, and some specific questions.
You may choose to do one Visual Meditation a day, one a week, or one a month.
Part 1 includes 8 Visual Meditations on the topics of God's nature, our transformation, and the Good News of living in the Kingdom.
I hope that this adventure will prove as fruitful in your life as it has been in mine!
B.A. Philosophy; C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow; Studied at L'Abri; Renovare Institute Graduate