Emerging

We emerge from isolation, silence and tragedy, to stand tall in times of obscurity. We are a people of untethered strength with a force that is greater than anything the world has ever seen. We rise out of desperation, we reach forward with vigor; we stand in the gap ready to take the challenges that faces the next generation. This is a relentless generation that is searching for its identity. We call then the techs’, the millennial; just like those who was sent to spy out the Land, some returned with a bad report. However, there is always a remnant who is willing to stand against all odds even when standing alone means being alienated from the crowd.

We come from a place where there are no ambiguities, it is plain and simple; we are a force with the heart of a lion yet humble as a lamb. Standing on the side being undecided is not an option, the time is now to get up and show your strength; your will to survive. You will emerge with strength standing strong and prepared for a battle against the invisible foe. He is willing to cause collateral damage to the kingdom without remorse.

The emergence of a new world order has taken place. The world is a different place, society has transformed into a social scale that has never been seen before. We are drifting into a world of seclusion, however there are still questions that needs to be answer. Looking at things from a world perspective, we see new trends taking place. I ask myself where is God in all of this? Everything seems to change and it is not necessarily for the better. Make the comparison and determine if we are a sane society! Yes, we are coming to terms with the reality of what was: is not what it used to be.

I am disappointed of the prospects of what is ahead. Where are we to place the blame? Surely, we can look at leadership and shove it off on them but we to have to live up to our responsibility. Why are we in such a hard place? Clearly the choice we make leads us down the road of despair but there is hope. At lease that is what I think. As we emerge through time and season we can begin to repair the path that seems irreparable. The God of yesterday is still the God of today; we can’t replace him even if we try. There is no denying that he exists and is in control. He is the one who can take us out of darkness and show us the light. Despite what is going on around us, we can emerge with hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Where are we going as a nation? During all this confusion, it is time to come out of the dark and let our light shine. There is work to be done with truth and righteousness showing the light in dark places. The emergence of a new world order suggests we wake up to watch what is happening around us. Government is not the answer, church is not the answer; we have taken on the consciousness and realization that there is only one answer and it is in God. It is time to rise and emerge from obscurity; raise the flag of victory without surrendering to low morale. Find your place in this space and stand tall with head raised proud of who you are and to whom you belong. It is time to rise and lift the blood-stained banner high. The cross was carried on our behalf; the story was told and proven and now it is finished your redemption has been paid. It is time to emerge!

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When The Sun Goes Down

I was just faced with the question and I wonder what happens when the sun goes down? This is a question that does not seems to demand a great answer. However looking at this from an artist view-point, what really happens when the sun goes down?

We are all fascinated by the setting sun. We look at it with amazement as we gaze at the colors so rich and vibrant. This is what motivates us to capture that time as we engulf ourselves in the art of painting and the wonders of creation.

A sunset is a burst of color that reflects the sun as it reaches the horizon at the end of the day.  It is the daily disappearance of the Sun below the horizon in the west as a result of Earth’s rotation. It is mystifying but where do these colors come from and how are they reflected in this way!

Sunset creates unique atmospheric conditions such as the often intense mauve, orange and red colors of the Sun and the surrounding sky. The ray path of light from the setting Sun is highly distorted near the horizon because of atmospheric refraction, making the sunset seems to occur when the Sun’s disk is already about one diameter below the horizon.

We become fascinated because it brings a certain solitude that charms us with the impact of the moment knowing that the day is ending. It is a moment of rest we seek from a long day and a reminder of the consciousness of times splendor. It is romantic, soothing and redeeming!

When the sun sets we see love in a different light, we feel the charmed and we feel the intense desire for closeness. That’s how I see it when the sun goes down!