Where my faith and creativity collide! A freedom freelancer, prayerful painter and clarion for Christ.


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As 2020 begins, it may seem a little weird to kick it off with a January post entitled “Closings.” However, without closings we would never have new beginnings; therefore, they go hand in hand. I’m asking Holy Spirit to give us new eyes primed to see the multifaceted Kingdom colors only “closings” can uncover. 

When I think of the word “closings”, my inner-child immediately thinks of school closings on a snowy-day but Merriam Webster, not so inner-child driven, has a few different definitions. I’ve chosen two for this post: 

  1. a concluding part 
  2. a meeting of parties to a real-estate deal for formally transferring title

Before I move on to the “grown-up” definitions of “closings”, I must let “childlike” me have her say!  Snowy-day school closings are one of my favorite things, like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… you get the point. These closings actually open the door to adventure, rest, creativity, conversation, cookies, and hot chocolate, just to name a few. Teachers get a day off, kids get to be kids, and people slow down with an opportunity to be where their feet are. The to-do lists halt and we all get a choice. Will this closing open the wardrobe to Narnia or will we allow this closing to open a can of worms? Will we get out the literal or proverbial sled and go dashing through the snow or will we get stuck in our heads over what could’ve, should’ve or would’ve been?  

Although a snowy-day school closing may be dressed in gray and white, I believe God gives us an opportunity to see through Kingdom eyes if we choose. Maybe that gray and white is just a thin veil between us and the Kingdom colors of the Northern lights? 

Where in our lives do we only see gray?

Do we believe that God has an aurora borealis of color just waiting for us to open the eyes of our hearts to?

I am asking God in 2020 to give us 20/20 Kingdom, technicolor vision that is Heaven-bent on seeking and finding Him. Will you join me?

“Closings” by Katie Wilson

About Katie Wilson

Where my faith and creativity collide! A freedom freelancer, prayerful painter and clarion for Christ. #amwriting #Compel Forgiven and Free Living a life that says: COME AND SEE!

2 Replies

  1. Anonymous

    Love the creative message and of course the Chippendale house!

  2. mastershandcollection

    Hi Katie! Thanks for a beautiful description of what closings can be if we see them through Kingdom eyes. Praying for you today. 🙂

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