"I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,” is what the King in Jesus’ parable in Matthew chapter 25 says to those he welcomes to his Heavenly reign. Perplexed about hearing what they apparently had done for the King, they inquire: “when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you?” To which the King responds: “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
It’s exciting to see God using artists to open hearts and doors. Because the creative arts are attractive to many people, he is using art in mission contexts around the world.
It’s been four months since I got back from Kenya, where I ran an art residency for SIM International Arts, and I’m bowled over by God’s grace. He has taken that three-week event and breathed life into it which just goes on growing.