Mistaken Identity

Recently I decided to design a new birthday card for my family.  It is just one of those things I do now since I took an art class at my local “senior center,” which is officially called, Active Adult Center. I really don’t draw very well, but it gives me purpose to design my own cards.  No, I don’t have one of those fancy Cricut machines to do the work for me.  Strictly “old school.”

See the source imageI wanted to draw an ice cream cone.  Sounded easy enough to my brain.  Rather than use imagination, I need a picture to  look at.   The internet is a good place to find that.  THAT is NOT old school is it?  But that is another topic for another day.Once I found the picture that looked easy enough to draw, I set to work.  I drew the cone first, but that didn’t really work.  So, I drew the top first, and found I could balance the cone much easier. 
Then I saw the proportions I wanted and drew in harder lines until I had what I thought looked okay, and finally used a fine line felt tip to put in the permanent lines.  At that point the artist, me, can erase the pencil sketch lines.  If I find that the sharpie is a little off in a spot here and there, I just use a dab of correction fluid.

Without looking very carefully, I reached for the bottle and unscrewed the cap. Hm, something is wrong here.  Oh, dear, the cap and the stick have separated. At that point I hold the bottle up to the light to see how much product I am going to have to toss out. Laughing at my mistake, I looked down to see the bottle was not correction fluid,  it was artificial tears!  Both bottles are white, and about the same size, and the caps are both white. And they were sitting next to each other. 

Is it possible that Christians can be a case of mistaken identity?  The Apostle Paul told the Believers in Corinth to “come out, and be separate.”  It is possible in today’s culture that Believers are blending in too much with people who are not born-again believers. True Believers should have a different appearance.  In the hot summer months do I wear  enough clothes to set me apart? Is my speech clean and clear or is it sprinkled with words that could be exchanged for cuss words?  Or worse, even sprinkled with occasional cuss words?  Is the music coming out of my car music that will lead to thought of Jesus? I could go on with this list, but you can finish it yourself.

Well, I did get my sketch done.  Now I’ll get out my colored pencils and choose a flavor to color and hand write a greeting.  My hokey little greeting cards march on for another season.

II Corinthians 6:11-18

I Corinthians 6:19-20

Romans 12:2

I John 2:15-17


1 Comment

  1. That’s a great story! Love the application 🙂

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