Art Prize 2013: God’s Entry— “Sunrise over Grand Rapids”

IMG_4711 The world’s largest art competition,  featuring 1534 entries at 169 venues in IMG_4732downtown Grand Rapids, began yesterday. There will be more than half a IMG_4705million dollars given out in cash prizes, and I am hoping to go to a celebration at IMG_4714the top of the Amway Grand tonight as a guest of Anna Donahue, whose mural IMG_4713featuring the plight of homeless children in Grand Rapids will be displayed.  IMG_4720 This weekend Alan and I will be helping host a party at the GRAM to welcome IMG_4747prospective psychiatrists who might be interested in working in Grand Rapids. IMG_4702Busy time, but yesterday (first day of Art Prize) the sunrise was so gorgeous IMG_4728 that I stood transfixed until the sun rose. IMG_4693I kid you not. These photos have not been color-corrected. This is the way it was.IMG_4694I grabbed my camera and ran outside to catch the changing palate. IMG_4696I thought to myself, “No matter what I see at Art Prize, IMG_4703 nothing’s going to compare with this display of God’s splendor, IMG_4730 painted on the canvas of His vast heavens.” IMG_4731They are predicting as many as a half a million visitors will fly in for this event, IMG_4715including artists from 47 states and 47 different countries. IMG_4752A 3-mile area in downtown GR will become a strolling art gallery,  IMG_4748and  for 19 days people will be viewing, breathing and talking art! IMG_4722But, I don’t think they’ll see anything more beautiful than sunrise on a lake. IMG_4698“The heavens declare the glory of God & the firmament sheweth his handywork.IMG_4734Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. IMG_4709Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. IMG_4760In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. IMG_4761His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simpleIMG_4762 …More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by keeping them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.” (Psalm 19: 1-6,10-11)

3 thoughts on “Art Prize 2013: God’s Entry— “Sunrise over Grand Rapids”

    1. Thank you, Michael! We went down to Art Prize last night. The creativity is fascinating, and I always love to see what people dream up. BUT, God is by far the greatest artist! 🙂

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