|Original Art by Cecilia Marie Pulliam|
Jesus said, “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11
When I first began art lessons, my dad encouraged me and gave me a challenge with each painting. “That’s good, Sisser, but not as good as Jackson.”
Jackson was a regional artist whose large painting hung in our living room. For years I worked hard to be as good an artist as Jackson. Then one day, I gave my dad a painting of one of his favorite subjects: a ponderosa pine, an old cabin, and mountains draped in snow.
My dad said, “It’s just as good as Jackson’s.”
I was thrilled, I wanted to burst into song and dance.
Then he added, “But not as good as Charles Russell.”