Yesterday was my ‘Church Out’ Sunday. It’s something I do once a month to be amongst the vast majority of people who wouldn’t consider going to a Church service.
It’s an opportunity to be Church and ‘do’ Church in a practical way.
Yesterday blew me away. I had two people on my team and they were amazing. One an accomplished artist who has painted for many years and the other who just started painting that week.
It was the sense of community and gathering around the tables that encouraged me the most.
My friend Adrian painted a beautiful pen and ink with water colours picture of the cyclists that met on their half way point from Ely. The cafe manager loved it!
I painted some prayer pictures, some of my usual stock of ideas and some new ones too. 30 minutes after offering this simple painting below to a lady she came back and asked for another for her sister who was going through a tough time. Hannah, the novice at painting had produced the most amazing picture with words to match that brought much encouragement.
I need refreshing.
I need refreshing
Not some temporary blessing
But a deep down quenching
For I am dry
Like the preverbial bone
Bereft of that home-
-Like comfort and charm
Come breath calm
Prince of healing balm
What a joy it is to paint and share my faith. If you would like to join me one Sunday morning please do get in contact and come and hang out!