Buffalo Painting . Buffalo Nickels
"I can still remember the feel in my hand of that most wonderful American coin ever minted, a nickel with a buffalo on one side and the head of an Indian on the other. That nickel was a daily proof of our country's past. Bring it back!" Paul Engle
This Buffalo painting I will be finishing up in the next week, along with a new buffalo piece on the easel today.
When I read this quote, I immediately was pulled back into a gentler time to when you collected Buffalo nickels and glass bottles for money, read comic books and swam at the city pool. Unlike today's world, that was an easier, more gentle time. Nothing like the contemporary world today, full of twisted social and news media.
I was reading in Habakkuk today, Chapter 3. Habakkuk was praying and was speaking from his heart thinking about how God in his greatness covers the heavens and his glory fills the earth, BUT... yep there is a BUT. Habakkuk knew of the wrath of God and at this time, the people of Judah were out of control. Habakkuk was totally accepting of what was to happen as God brought forth his wrath against the people of Judah. He did not even expect God to exclude him from the wrath he was to unleash on Judah. As children, when we are bad, we are disciplined. When we live in a situation that events are happening around us today as adults, we have to keep our eyes on God. Trouble will overwhelm everyone around us, but our vision shall remain on God.
Today we must take our eyes and lives away from this contemporary world and all of its trappings. Some days I do not even recognize it as planet Earth. People are out of control. I cannot change them or the events happening. I can only set my vision on God and continue to walk to him.
Romans 12:2 "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."