~PARABLE OF A GREAT & HIDDEN MASTERPIECE~
©2006~Writings by Amber~
In the Days of Strife & Hiddeness & Shadows & Great Danger…
Great Artistic Masterpieces
were Hidden & even sometimes Transported or Smuggled,
in a very Unique way.
What was done, was this.
ANOTHER PAINTING, of a much lesser Quality & Value
was painted OVER
VOILA! A perfect way to hide THE MASTERPIECE!!!
Sometimes…these paintings would become lost.
Then…many years later, someone would come across one of these Masterpieces.
They would “have a feeeling” about the lesser quality painting.
Or they would discover an area on the painting where some of the lesser painting’s artwork…had faded, or had been chipped off.
And a tiny little bit of the Masterpiece…would start showing through!
They would then study & study this painting…
growing more & more curious…all the while.
Then they would begin to ask questions of the experts.
Or would buy books on the subject of
Painting & Art Restoration.
Then, they would Very Carefully & Tediously begin this Restoration Process…
on this “hidden”, yet now suspected…
As they very, very carefully began the process…
they would ever so slowly & gently…
begin to remove the newer, yet lesser qualtity painting
which was super-imposed over…
THE GREAT MASTERPIECE OF ARTWORK!
Little by Little…the Great Masterpiece…became EXPOSED!
Until at last…the Entire & Very Great Masterpiece…
which was hidden…for so long…
was at long last…Exposed in it’s ENTIRETY!!!
And A Great Work Of Art…was finally REVEALED!!
A Great Work of Art, which was thought for so long…
to have been completely lost!!
And, in so many cases…it had even been COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN!!!
The Great Masterpiece Of Art had been submerged & forgotten…disappeared into the far-reaches of history,
& became unknown, as the billowing furls of time folded it into “obscurity”.
Until, someone with
A Keen Perception & A Deep Love for the Beauty Of Art…
THIS TRULY GREAT & HIDDEN MASTERPIECE!!!
And that same person was able & willing to devote
the Time, Care, & Devotion it took…
to once again…Bring Forth & Reveal…
the waiting “BEAUTY” which had been
Hidden & Undiscovered & even Forgotton…for so long!!!
Then so many who were a part of
the Community of
the Love Of Great Art & Masterpieces’…
Applauded & Raved over…
the Discovery & Restoration of…
This Great & Magnificently Restored
& Priceless Treasure of True Art!!
And it was finally revealed,
so that the whole world could gaze upon it’s
Magnificent & Luxurious Finely-Restored Beauty!
~That is the Parable~
Isa 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them BEAUTY FOR ASHES, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Luk 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be REVEALED; neither hid, that shall not be known.
Joh 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the HUSBANDMAN.
1Co 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the TIME, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
1Pe 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be REVEALED in THE LAST TIME.
Jam 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the HUSBANDMAN waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
The comparisons which can be drawn from this parable,
are of course…multitudinous!
So you see…what God was trying to show me through this Parable, was this…
God showed me this parable,
to give me a Living & Visionary example of
“who” the Believers truly are…underneath it “all”.
God “sees” them as a “Hidden” Masterpiece!!!
And that is how God desires me to “see” many others…
so I won’t give up during the hard times!!!
Pro 29:18a Where there is no VISION, the people perish:
But I believe this parable stretches to…
a much larger “picture”!
I believe that maybe God is trying to say that…
in some, or even in many cases…
Many people…are this….
“Hidden” Materpieces…yet to be Restored & Revealed!!!
Blessings to you, All,
in the name of
the Lord Jesus Christ!!
~In the “Master’s Love”~
©2006~Writings by Amber~
~My Heavenly Husband~