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Creating Encounter in Colour: Robin Redbreast

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Your sacred heart emblazoned in scarlet feathers, a bib of tomato-soup brightness where the embers of the Christ-child’s fire were brushed just in time from your chest. Caught light inside though, where the chambers of love beat loudly, bursting into song that lifts us higher than we know how to be. Beauty given breath from beauty, catching us up into the heavenly realms, a foretaste of flight and joyful worship we can only approach in wonder, sidling towards an understanding like an opera fan listening at the stage door or Moses peeking at God’s glory from a cleft in the rock.

 

Text and artwork © Keren Dibbens-Wyatt  Painting inspired by a reference photo by Paul Green, with kind permission.  The text is an excerpt from my book of devotionals, Garden of God’s Heart.

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22. Blue Tit (sense of wonder)

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Tiny, tinted wonder, a bright flitting dart across the garden, how can something so small bring so much joy? Your beauty would be extravagant lunacy if arrived at purely by chance, and to me it is a Babel Fish giveaway of the nature of the artist who made you, as is the lift of my downcast heart that you cause.

Photo and text © Keren Dibbens-Wyatt 2017

 

8. In Flight

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A world turned upside down, for you the work of moments, for us a lifetime’s wisdom. That everything can become other in a split second, or turned “right” way up again as swiftly. That it doesn’t matter which or why, only that we fly. That balletic grace is given even to the smallest, dullest wings.

Photo and text © Keren Dibbens-Wyatt 2017