Today it is raining. I know that I am lucky to live in Southern California where it practically never rains and it truly never snows. But, this rain is bumming me out. It is cold, it is windy, and it is gray. How do you deal with this depressing weather? I'm spoiled. I want sunshine.
So I am pulling in rays of light in the form of this beautiful gift from Crystal. If you don't know Crystal's work, be sure to check out her blog and her store. She truly makes pieces from her heart and soul. She doesn't make things just because they are pretty, she exposes truth and meaning in every piece. And her gorgeous ornament is no different. It is made with steel and paper and gloriously sweet-smelling beeswax. See for yourself...
1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
When I look at Crystal's ornament, I think of all the holes we human beings have in our hearts. We try to fill ourselves up with wealth, fame, or another person. But we remain empty. Sadly, some try to fill up this hole with drugs or alcohol. And they remain empty.
"Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary." Galatians 6:9
Fill yourself with God and you will never be empty again.
"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Deuteronomy 6:5
Thank you, Crystal. I am lifted up in spirit by your sharing your gifts with me.