Amalgamating Each Individual Student's Current Divine Revelatory Experience into a Singular Artistic Expression

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It began with an idea, a God-sown seed that germinated and took root in the minds of the staff at CSCL—allow our students in grades 6 – 12 to express themselves in a corporate setting on one massive blank canvas. As in any educational institution, we had an ultimate objective: to amalgamate each individual student’s current divine revelatory experience into a singular artistic expression. The canvas was ordered, stretched, and primed prior to the students’ arrival at chapel. As the students filed in, many stared in wonder at the canvas and all were careful to avoid the enormous white cloth spread out on the tile floor. While one of our student worship bands played, the rest of the student body sought the Lord for their part in the artistic creation about to occur. Little direction was given other than to soak in the presence of the Lord and keep their spiritual eyes open. Several minutes later students were divided in to two groups: those who saw forms and shapes, and those who saw colors. The first group of sixty gathered around the edges or gingerly knelt on the canvas and painted the specific scene or objects that they felt the Holy Spirit had directed them to. Gradually the students became emboldened and expanded their vision: several left hand or foot prints on the cloth; others brushed broad strokes across it; still others joined together to paint one vision. The other sixty, armed with sponges, brushes, and towels, then encircled the canvas to superimpose their

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