I've started a new sculpture. A friend described something she had seen at a craft fair.
...There were crosses wrapped in some kind of wire, and they were hollow, filled with stones...(like the junk inside us!) Each one had a key or a nail, affixed on top....
And the wheels in my head started to spin...
We bring our moments, stopped in time-
a diagnosis, a death,
words that cut as deep as broken glass,
abuses-- from any and everywhere,
false religious beliefs,
But before you wallow in despair from all these bad things,
We can bring it all to the cross.
Jesus invites us! I learned it from a song-- ♪ ♫ "For His yoke is easy, and His burden is light. He said, 'Come unto Me all ye that labor, and I will give you sweet rest!'♫ ♪♪" (based on Matthew 11:30,31)
So, look closely...
For among the abuses,
the 'sticks & stones',
the paper cuts and major surgery,
there are also the pearls of wisdom,
the unbroken chains of true friendship,
the rose petals of happy memories,
and the shards of broken mirror, still reflecting His Light.
What do YOU see when you look at The Cross?