Thursday, August 28, 2008

catching ships

Fuat, the Chef

Joseph , the Conqueror

Irada, Julia and Sanjar

Niyazi, Chingiz, Fuat, P.joseph

proud tent dweller, Batuhan

our favorite hang out place at Sant Antonio

Cliff, Shelter, Cingiz and Erdem

Ilhan and Niyazi

Dilek's transformation at the summer camp

He knows what He is doing

Whenever man tries to do the work of God he gets tired
and frustrated. God’s work is beyond man’s abilities.
His work of creation was unique.
Man cannot hang even one little star up in the firmament.
His work of salvation cannot be repeated.
Man cannot do it. He only can try to copy it.
Isn’t that obvious? The world is full of bad copies of
the work of God, all kinds of salvation packages with
man’s price tags in them.
In Luke 10 the disciples get to taste a little of the power of God.
They see people being healed, demons cast out and souls set free.
Most probably ordinary people admired them.
They became supermen overnight.
They were successful and happy.
Jesus saw this new experience deceiving them and decided to
teach them two important principles.
Don’t rejoice in that what you can do, but in that what God
has done and in how He has done it.
Look at the work of God.
It will last forever. All other copies will be disqualified one day.
We are not the Creator. We are the creation.
We are not the Savior. We are the saved.
Let’s put our shoulders back and believe in that what God is doing.
“This is the work of God that you believe in Him
whom He sent.” John 6:29

Sunday, August 3, 2008

"HERE AND NOW", paintings, August 07-20, Marmara Hotel in Taksim

Invitation to Matti Sirvio's Art Exhibition

Dear Friends,

to the opening of my Art Exhibition
in The Marmara Hotel in Taksim, Istanbul
on Thursday , August 07, at 6 p.m.

Matti Sirvio