When was the last time you experienced a breath-taking moment?
Did you stare at a mountain and feel the vastness of nature? Or maybe your wife gave birth and you held a new born in your arms. Or perhaps you watched your team come back and win the game?
I recall going to the MCG(Melbourne Cricket Ground) earlier this year with a short window of time prior to another lockdown only to see my AFL team lose badly. It was not breath taking.
However, for me to produce this artwork of the MCG, inspired by God, to see prints of it sell to hundreds of people locally and all over the world, over the many years is nothing short of breath taking.
It was breath taking from the beginning when God spoke to me why to paint it with certain features, and to then have the joy of seeing it at completion.
Let me explain some of these features. Firstly, my MCG painting symbolises the G as a massive altar or ark for God, a place of his presence where He is worshiped, as He gathers and reaches humanity.
Think about it. Mysteriously, week after week God is at work in hearts, throughout our cities as the universal church gathers, and the good news of His coming kingdom is preached. Surely, that is breath taking.
Also, the paintings colours and particularly the rainbow represent the beauty of God in His holiness. Christ rose from the dead because his body could not see decay, a confirmation of his holiness and God head, his beauty!
His righteousness saves us. That is breath taking.
Thirdly, the red marks the green field. Green speaks of restoration of our soul; he makes us lie down in green pastures and restores our soul (Psalm chapter 23). By keeping to God’s ways, we see great blessings in family, work and every area. All this is through the blood of Christ that marks us; the red speaks of His blood given for us.
So, we are reconciled to him and each other as His friends. Wow, that is break taking!
Life can be break taking continually with His miracles. Don’t be dulled down by circumstances let us press into God to have His spiritual discernment in these days.
God wants you to encounter breath-taking moments in life each day through your relationship with God. Let us collect the manna God sends from heaven daily.
Mark Rusic was born in Melbourne and has a bachelor in Mechanical engineering. He became a missionary to many suffering hardship and poverty on Madura Island in Indonesia, for about 4 years, from 1990. He has worked as a pastor-life coach over the past 17 years in Hope International Ministries. Mark is also an artist and author and has also written two books which are a collection of his own paintings, photography and poetry. These include ‘Iconic Melbourne of Australia’ and ‘Iconic Animals of Australia with a voice to release your giant potential within.’ He has been counted among some of Australia’s best-selling authors since 2014 and is a public speaker in various community groups, organisations and churches. He has a special grace to help people find and release why they were born. See iconiccolours.com for more information about Mark’s services.