What We Can’t See – 2 Corinthians 4
By Cindi Koceich, guest contributor
Today’s art is a response to 2 Corinthians 4:
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18, ESV)
Cindi’s thoughts on the passage follow here:
It is hard to fix our eyes on something we can’t see. The every day incessant noise is so very distracting and our nature is to react, to solve, to quiet the noise as best we can. I’m convinced that the only way to break free from the noise, from the worry, from our instinct to control and manage is to paint a vivid picture of our Savior. We paint with the brush strokes of His Word, of prayer, of community and worship. And we see Him. Not only do we see Him, we, by the power of His Spirit, are moving in His steps. In Acts 17:28 says ‘For in Him we live and move and have our being.’ And, like no other experience in our lives, we fix our eyes on absolute Truth and find a freedom like we’ve never known among the chaos. This freedom comes from truly knowing who we are in Christ as we dance with Him.
Cindi Koceich is a photographer and graphic design artist. By personality she is a left-brained, list-making fanatic…so only God’s design can explain the right-brained career choices. She is the wife to a fully right-brained, creative and fun husband and mom to four beautiful children. When the adoption of her youngest child, Sam, landed her in Ethiopia in 2010, Cindi was immediately captured by the people and beauty of Africa. She has since returned to Ethiopia twice for the purpose of missions. Her heart is bent to share the joy of the Lord that is so alive in the people of Ethiopia through Scripture art and photographs. You can view her chalkboard style Scripture art through her Etsy shop and photographs on SelahStudiosPhotography.com or Facebook page.