The Lesson. We have been with Hispanics, Haitians, Germans, Ugandans, Chinese, children, old men, women, educated ones, and those without any chance at education when we illustrated measuring the sky using hands and eyes. As I finished the sketch I kept remembering the different ones I had been with as we raised our hands together to measure the angular distance between two objectsâ€”like Linda and I did this night for the moon and Jupiter. For many places we have been, it becomes a double lesson: the sky can be measured AND we are the same. The hands may look different, but we have the same proportions, needs, fears, wonder, and curiosity. Oh, that the love of God is so pure as to be impartial to what we look like or where we come from! So whether it is my little Ugandan friend, Ezra, or my frail wheel-chair bound friend, Ione, on the other side of the world, the good news of the Kingdom is the same, and observing or measuring the skies that He created is also the same for both.
â€œCome to me [ALL] you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.â€ Matthew 11:28
Sketch notes: black construction paper 8.5x12 inch, pastels for the clouds (white, red, yellow), white pencil for the first moon/Jupiter, Bic "Wite-out" to enhance the brightness of the moon and Jupiter, black/white pastels for final touches around the moon, 40 minutes