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Just Wise (Enough) Men

December 20, 2011

Those three kings have never impressed me much.

I think it’s all those Sunday School watered down stories as a kid…I always thought those “three men” took away from the story about Mary birthing in a stable….and I mean, didn’t they show up three years later?  Why give them their own song?

On Sunday night.… I heard it with new ears.  I heard the *ping*…and I confused, thought, “this song?”

Yes.. they were some of the few who could interpret their surroundings

Gather the signs…. amongst them a star which *pinged* in them purpose.

To Receive through their surroundings.

and then

to Keep Moving.

They were just Wise enough to  be Willing to Show up.

All just to Worship.

I want to be found Wise~Enough.

Listen to the song with new ears….

not listening to the words…but to the journey….

to the anthem of one seeking to Worship.


Listen to the version by SisterBrother here for free.

31 Comments leave one →
  1. emily m. permalink
    December 20, 2011 3:48 pm

    beautiful. both the post and the painting.

  2. December 20, 2011 4:08 pm

    Lovely painting!

  3. December 20, 2011 7:23 pm

    Wise enough to be willing to show up…let it be said of me…I love the painting…what a gift:)
    Blessings T…

  4. December 21, 2011 2:17 am

    oh your painting!!!! Love Love love it!!!! This is a touching post.

  5. December 21, 2011 3:46 am

    Thank you, I never stopped to consider the story quite like this, worth pondering. Loved the song track too.

    • December 21, 2011 12:24 pm

      Oh good.
      I love how the piano is like my great grandmothers…I can remember playing it and it had a “tinny” sound.

  6. December 23, 2011 10:15 am

    I loved your post today, T. I need to listen with new ears myself. Your painting is gorgeous and so perfect for the Christmas season. Blessings, Faye

  7. journalartist permalink
    December 23, 2011 10:28 am

    Stunning! Captured the feeling of the holidays!

  8. December 23, 2011 10:30 am

    Thank you for giving me new ears for this old song. And the painting is beautiful. That long narrow format is perfect for it.

    • December 23, 2011 12:01 pm

      Thank you… I needed more space…lol…so I am glad I used my long paper.

  9. December 23, 2011 10:43 am

    I love your painting. I thought several times of painting the wise men. I have to laugh at myself! I thought I was clicking on the music and watched a whole commericial on Italian coffee makers before I realized I was in the wrong plave! But then I listened to the music…”Still proceeding…”

    • December 23, 2011 12:02 pm

      See I am a shepherd person myself… until I heard that song I never really cared for the three wise men.

  10. December 23, 2011 12:32 pm

    Beautiful one!
    Happy Holidays!

  11. December 23, 2011 2:10 pm

    very sweet!
    I love this post Ill come back again to visit your creativity .

    Merry Christmas to you

    – KAT –

  12. December 23, 2011 2:59 pm

    Such a lovely thought-provoking post. Thank you.

  13. nora permalink
    December 23, 2011 3:25 pm

    what a nice paint, I just love it! Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!!

  14. December 23, 2011 8:55 pm

    Love these! Wonderful! And a great way to think of the Three Wise Men.

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  15. December 25, 2011 4:39 am

    If we can’t be wise we should be willing and available to show up! A blessed Christmas to you and your family! Patsy from HeARTworks

  16. December 27, 2011 7:39 am

    Wow, I never thought about it like that before either ( as I wipe a tear of truth from my eyes!) Thank you for the discovery! Deb

  17. December 27, 2011 11:24 pm

    Lovely work…
    Wishing you a Happy PPF and wonderful 2012.
    Sheri Cook/Happy Horse Studio

  18. December 28, 2011 11:23 am

    Wonderful post and the art.

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