Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Convergence

A few days ago I was praying and in that time the Lord showed me several things that I needed to lay down. And as I was working through all that I saw a very clear picture in my mind of all of the paths of our lives coming together and converging into one straight path and purpose.
In the old testament when the Israelites miraculously crossed the Jordan river they took 12 stones from the river and set it up as a monument to what God had done in their lives so that when they looked at it they would remember everything God had done for them. And last night I felt very impressed that I should paint a picture of what I'd seen. So here is Convergence.
Since it is symbolic I'll explain it to you. The background is clearly a rainbow which signifies God's promises to us upon which our journey is built. The black at the bottom of the rainbow signifies death and sin and everything that God saved us from. The rainbow is in a particular order and signifies the order in God's kingdom that is constant. The lines going upward signify our lives and the different paths that we've taken. There seems to be no order in the color of these lines and that indicates our lack of understanding and seeming disorder of our lives. The yellow/orange indicates the fire of God that propelled and also guided us from within and the yellow outer layer signifies the hand/power/provision of God that kept us on a path that to us was uncertain. Then the colors converge into one clear path of our destiny still surrounded by the hand/power/provision of almighty God. I hope this ministers to you as it has to me. I have often thought that I'd like to set up a monument to what God has done but thought that setting up a rock altar would be impractical at best. But this is something that will hang in our home as a constant testament to God's goodness, his faithfulness, his provision and his greatness. Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Tisra said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love it and think it is a great symbol! Thank you so much for sharing!

Christy said...

Amazing! How wonderful to be able to express the depths of yourself in such a beautiful way.

Anonymous said...

This painting is amazing. I love having something in our home that is not only beautiful to look at but that also represents the presence and power of God in our lives. May our lives always do the same.

-travis

Mary said...

Wow, Amy that's really, really cool. It's very moving to look at and read your testimony about it. I love it! The story of the 12 stones from Jordan is one of my favorites...God is so Good...again and again.

tracymock said...

Beautiful!