Smith 's Animal Works Of Art From Broken Electronics And Machine Parts

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A number of modern day artists are transforming common, everyday trash into notable works of art. Sayaka Ganz hopes to reduce waste through creative use of discarded objects. Paul Villinski collects discarded beer cans from New York streets and transforms them into cross-cultural symbols of rebirth. Ann P. Smith creates animal works of art from broken electronics and machine parts. However, the concept that lies behind all these artists’ work is nothing new. Jesus has been practicing the exact same kind of artistry for thousands of years.

During one of his Sabbath-day synagogue visits, the Pharisees confronted Jesus with a man with a withered hand and challenged him about whether it was acceptable to heal such a man on the Sabbath. For Jesus the answer was painfully obvious:

He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other. Matthew 12:11-12
Like a modern-day upcycling artist, Jesus restored this man’s useless, withered hand to make it productive and healthy. However, such healings are only one form of Jesus’ artistic work. While the events concerning this crippled man are recorded by Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Matthew connects them with Old Testament prophecies concerning the

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