This tree was a victim of Hurricane Sandy, which struck my area (NE PA) in early November, 2012. It's stark, silent witness reminded me of the feelings we (I) have felt recently, and not so recently.
Being a visual person, it triggered thoughts of God's solace and great love for me. The violently ripped remnant of this once majestic tree reminded me...
We all have scars.
Some are visible, some--probably most--are not.
Some are still fresh, bleeding-ugly-raw things that almost seem to have a life of their own.
Some are healed over and no longer smart when a finger of memory caresses...
As I study this stump it screams silently at me,
I know the pain you bear!
I know the struggles you endure!
I know what happened to you!
The cross sculpture I'm making will have wood from this tree/stump in it.
It will be filled with 'things'; broken glass, shattered mirror, nails, rocks, rose petals, miscellaneous hardware, watch parts--and of course, pieces of wood from the tree.
Each piece in the sculpture represents something; each thing is different for each one who views it. The sculpture is done in layers, because we each are layered in our healing.
Dear one, know He knows each of your scars.
He went to the Cross to break your bondage to them.
This sculpture piece will be finished in June, 2013. Please contact me if you would like to book me as a speaker using this sculpture as a focus topic. To view more snippets of "At the Cross", click here.