Gazing on God Through Art | 06

Written By Holy Scripture


Read or listen to Romans 8:26-27.

In the same way the Spirit also helps us in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because he intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

What does this passage communicate about your new life in the Spirit?

The written Scripture is CSB, however, the audio Scripture is ESV.


When approached with eyes wide open to God’s presence, gazing at beauty in art can be the Holy Spirit’s avenue for an awareness of union with God and spiritual wholeness.

Spend a few minutes meditating on this art.


Keeping the art in mind, wait in prayerful silence for 5 minutes. Write down what the Holy Spirit shows you.


Week 6 of 8 Contemplation


From the artist Emily Cramer:

Veneration explores the enduring and immutable presence of God’s glory in our lives, beckoning us to slow down, look closely, and pay attention. There is more to this gift than you realize. To reveal God’s glory, we must abide in Him and surrender, letting Christ work through us. His glory is His essence, and it is shown in many ways. It employs vibrant hues and gentle brushwork to elicit a feeling of enthusiasm and revelation while using contrasting colors and bold lines to compel the observer to adopt a fresh outlook and concentrate on comprehension.”

God makes himself known through his word and the comfort it brings us during trials. We can experience glimpses of God’s glory all around us if we lift our eyes to notice them and respond.

Emily Cramer, Veneration, 2021, 40”x40”, Oil on stretched canvas. Used by permission.


Luke 22:27


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