I love to watch them.
I love to touch their wrinkly hide.
My son and I are even reading a book on elephant communication which is making me love elephants even more!
So, because I do a lot of drawing and painting, I decided to do some elephant sketches yesterday. I plugged in "elephant comic pictures" into the search engine and found several. I copied some of them and made some up. Here's one of my favorites:
OK, why am I showing these pictures to you? This isn't my Illustration Blog.
Because I want to share something I learned while drawing and copying and creating elephants.
If you draw some kind of trunk and two flappy ears most people will be able to figure out it is an elephant. The trunk and ears can be misshapen and look nothing like a real elephant's trunk and ears, but the viewer will still be able to guess the drawing is an elephant.
How does this relate to us spiritually?
I don't know really.
Maybe it is that there are marks and clues that are left by God when He works -- that if we notice His touch we will know it is Him.
If you don't know what His touch is like though you won't see Him.
If you don't know an elephant has a trunk and two flappy ears you won't be able to tell a picture is an elephant (even if it is a photograph of one).
So, I guess here's what we gotta do -- get to know God and how He works. Then, we will notice Him in our daily lives.
Because He's there.
He's all around us.
"in Him all things hold together." Colossians 1:17b
"in Him we live and move and exist" Acts 17:28a