A gift and a giver
Thinking to myself that having an eye that sees is joined a hand that makes in a creative way is a gift, and being the recipient of such a gift I feel inclined to acknowledge the giver. Orthodoxy always proclaimed God as the giver of good gifts. My experience of the Living God is his spiritual generosity to me and thus he is my love and my Lord.
If beauty and joy can be communicated to others with his gift I’d better not neglect the gift.
The picture showing is an oil from the 1980's called 'The Clearing' - a mysterious image of another place, strangely familiar, rich and beautiful.