The Holy Son's House of Love next to the lake in Wolmyeongdong during spring

Do It As If You Were Making a Work of Art

With whatever we do, we have to add an artisan’s touch to it even if it is simply to do something we are told to do.

While I was developing Wolmyeongdong, God told me to work on it as if I were developing an art piece. The reason He told me that is because making a work of art and just working on something are completely different.

A person who works here in Wolmyeongdong as if they were making an art piece contributes more to this place than a regular person who has worked for 50 days. This is the difference when you work as if you were making an art piece before God.

However, for those who simply work, their work has no special value.

Things like houses cost a lot because they are made as works of art. Some art pieces cost over 2 billion dollars even though only 100 million dollars were invested into them. With whatever it may be, if you make it into an art piece, it becomes that much more valuable.

The podium used by Wolmyeongdong Church. The front of the podium is engraved with archangels blowing a trumpet besides the Holy Son who is riding on a cloud.

The podium used for morning services is expensive because it has been made into a work of art. It would not have had any value if it were just cut and made.

This is something that people do not know well even though I’ve continually taught about it.

Trees planted within the rock landscape in Wolmyeongdong jut out to give the rock landscape a 3-D feel

Here in Wolmyeongdong, because we make and raise even the pine trees as works of art, people who see them go, “Wow!” and are surprised.

When you go to sculpture parks, the art pieces you see look like they could have been made by elementary school students. They’re not eye-catching, and you can’t even tell what they were trying to make. However, people still go around to see those works of art.

Yet, because they have not been dedicated to God, I wonder, “Can these things really be called works of art? There’s nothing to see…”

~Excerpt from a message Pastor Jung Myung Seok delivered on September 1, 1998

Close up of the red maple tree leaves behind the Holy Son's House of Love in Wolmyeongdong (Autumn)

Red Maple Trees Behind The Holy Son’s House of Love

Here are some pictures of the red maple trees behind the Holy Son’s House of Love. Autumn has grown cold and winter is coming, but the trees continue to radiate their beauty.

Red maple trees behind the Holy Son's House of Love in Wolmyeongdong (Autumn)Close up of the red maple tree leaves behind the Holy Son's House of Love in Wolmyeongdong (Autumn)Ground view looking up towards the sky. Red maple tree leaves cover the view of the sky

Isn’t there something appealing about looking at a cluster of red leaves while peering into the sky?

Three red maple trees lined up behind the Holy Son's House of Love in WolmyeongdongClose up of a maple tree that has been formed by two maple trees wrapping around each other.

If you look closely, you can see that this maple tree actually consists of two maple trees intertwined with one another. Since Wolmyeongdong is a place of life, it reminds me of the intertwining destiny that humanity has with God.

The three maple trees captured in this shot form one collective collage of art!

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An image rock of a turtle in Wolmyeongdong

Wolmyeongdong Image Rock

An image rock in Wolmyeongdong. Can you guess what it looks like?

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Red lilies near the entrance of Wolmyeongdong

Red Lilies of Wolmyeongdong

Some red lilies I passed by at the entrance to Wolmyeongdong. What’s your favorite flower?

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A long line of people hike through the trails in Wolmyeongdong

People Hiking Through Wolmyeongdong

People hike through Wolmyeongdong trails. Look at that line!

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Another viewpoint in Wolmyeongdong. Clouds pass by near eye-level.

Wolmyeongdong Viewpoint

Another viewpoint in Wolmyeongdong. I feel like I could walk on clouds when I see them at eye level.

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Wolmyeongdong lawn sanctuary in the summer

Wolmyeongdong Summer Lawn Sanctuary

The Wolmyeongdong lawn sanctuary. You can pray and glorify the Trinity here anytime! Just remember to take off your shoes first!

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Viewpoint from Gramram Mountain near Wolmyeongdong

Gamram Mountain Pavilion Viewpoint

Viewpoint from the Gamram Mountain pavilion near Wolmyeongdong. Can’t get enough of the refreshing air and wind!

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Tiger hiking trail in Wolmyeongdong on a foggy day

Foggy Hiking Trail~

A foggy hiking trail on Tiger Path in Wolmyeongdong. Don’t you just enjoy hiking in the morning?

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Ambition Masterpiece in Wolmyeongdong after raining

The Ambition Masterpiece

The Ambition Masterpiece in Wolmyeongdong after a rainy morning. The ground is still muddy from the rain!

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