I Want Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere

*Cross-posted from my art blog, Epiphany Art Studio.  I told you there would be some overlap!  ;) *

I just added a giclee print of this piece, I Want Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere, to the shop.  I am still swooning over the thought of all these beautiful giclee prints!

If the title of (and quote within) this piece sound familiar to you, you've probably heard it in the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast.  I have always loved that song, when Belle sings about how she longs to leave the humdrum of her daily life and be set free upon the world.  I imagine that just about every person experiences a similar longing, especially during the teen years, but I think it is something more basic than that.

I think that every person is born with the innate sense that there is something more to this life than what we see.  Of course we want to believe that there is something beyond this world full of war and hunger and cancer and sadness.  But even the joys of life seem drab in comparison to that mysterious more that we feel is out there, waiting.

Personally, I believe that that sense, that longing, is God calling to us, speaking to each person's heart of hearts.  What's more, I have experienced that more in him.  I am living an adventure of health and trust and abundance far beyond anything I ever expected.  And I am so, so grateful.

What do you think?  Do we possess a basic longing for that mysterious more, and if so where does it come from?

"God doesn't count us; he calls us by name." ~ Romans 9:20

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