Inside Out is one of my favorite movies and I thought it'd be fun to draw the emotions inside my mind. Joy is wearing my pink glasses and a plumeria (my favorite flower). I don't get mad very often so I figured the anger inside my head would probably be a girl. My adoration of the color pink dominates my brain rather than the purple landscape in Riley’s mind. The mind workers have sent up some memories of my childhood. One of the yellow orbs is my mom and me, the other is my best friend and I playing in the ball pit when we were little. The green orb is the time I was forced to eat watermelon. If you look out the windows you can see some of my personality islands (art island, Christianity island, writing island, and family island).
What does the inside of your mind look like?
"Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils; for why should he be esteemed?" (Isaiah 2:22)
The world's most profound wisdom can be utterly shallow. And the world's opinions are usually so small you can't even see them with a microscope. But God's simplest wisdom is deeper than the longest tunnel and His opinions are bigger than the universe. Man's wisdom will not likely last past his lifetime, maybe not even that. God says their knowledge “ ‘shall be seen to be folly, ere another hundred years have rolled away.’ And so the mighty thoughts of Socrates, and the wisdom of Solon, are utterly forgotten now; and could we hear them speak, the veriest child in our schools would laugh to think that he understandeth more of philosophy than they.” *
In light of the shortness of man's wisdom, why are we still regarding it? Surely the Creator knows more about His inventions than the inventions themselves. As if the wires in the oven would know more about the oven than the electrician.
Not all human wisdom belongs in the trash; sometimes God sends His wisdom through us. He allows us to study His creation and get a glimpse of its complexity. We should never regard human knowledge as limitless and perfect, remembering today's latest discoveries may prove to be a sham tomorrow.
*C.H. Spurgeon, Spurgeon’s Sermons Volume One (Hendrickson Publishers, 2016), 8.
Gorillas are the most entertaining animal in Disney's Animal Kingdom. When they aren't beating their chests, chasing rabbits, or flailing from a tree, they are putting buckets on their heads and strutting around like it's the highest fashion statement. And hey, who doesn't go 'aw' when you see a baby gorilla playing? Warning: the male gorillas emit a stench when they are frustrated, so don't annoy them.
How many hidden details can you find? Can anyone spot Flick from It’s a Bug’s Life?
“No man can by any means redeem his brother or give to God a ransom for him—for the redemption of his soul is costly, and he should cease trying forever—that he should live on eternally, that he should not undergo decay.” (Psalms 49:7-9)
Seeing a friend, relative, father, mother, daughter, or son head to the gates of death, is one of the worst agonies a Christian can suffer. Physical death at times can seem worse, but in reality spiritual death should provoke our tears more. At least when a Christian dies, we have hope that they are in eternal bliss (assuming their faith was genuine), but when an unbeliever dies, they have no hope. Once they're gone, they're gone forever and there is nothing we can do for them.
We pray, hope, and speak all we can to our unsaved loved ones. They plug their ears to our pleas, thinking we are exaggerating about their spiritual condition. We try, but nothing we do saves them. What are we doing wrong? We are trusting in our ability to save them when only God can do that. The most eloquent witness, the most passionate prayer, the greatest sacrifice cannot save our friend’s soul. Another's salvation is something we can never accomplish.
However, this does not mean we should stop spreading the Word, halt our prayers, or abandon good deeds. We are the tools the Doctor uses to perform an operation on the patient and save them through us.
One of my favorite rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom. How many characters can you find? Can anyone detect the hidden Mickey?
Mariposa is a self-taught artist and aspiring children's author who captures the glories of God's creation on paper. She has a Ph.D. in creativity and a master's degree in imagination.
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