I am a woman searching for my inner goddess and using fabrics, words and photography as my road map. I find great comfort and order in my creative efforts and hope that in sharing them you find a peace also. Welcome and Be Blessed!

Friday, February 17, 2006

Big Picture Trails



He writes in characters too grand
For our short sight to understand;
We catch but broken strokes, and try
To fathom all the mystery
Of withered hopes, of death, of life,
The endless war, the useless strife--
But there, with larger clearer sight,
We shall see this--His way was right,
His way was right.
John Oxenham, Bees in Amber

As I go through life it sometimes feels like I am just spinning my wheels, like I am merely leaving a vaper trail behind. Is there rhyme and reason behind my being here on earth? What is my purpose? Surely I should have higher goals then getting one more blog written, one more meal cooked, another quilt block finished? Often my exsistence seems so unimportant to the outcome of a day, a week, eternity.

God is very quick to remind me that I cannot see the big picture. My picture is very small indeed compared with what He has in mind for me, for my skills, for my life. Just as the jet travels the sky from one point to another and leaves behind its vapor trail; it cannot begin to imagine the incredible big picture it is creating in God's sky when combined with other seemingly unconsequential acts, so it is with my life.

I am grateful that God has a "larger, clearer sight" and that he not only understands my feelings of helplessness and inadequacies, He sends me messages to remind me that what I am feeling is not what He views within me. He is seeing the bigger picture in my heart, in my life and in my involvement in His world.

I so often forget that it was He who gave me the particular bent that I follow in my life. He gave me the talents I have, the sense of humor, the wierd quirks and desires, passions, mercy and the grace I need to get over myself sometimes. These the Lord placed within my life, not for me but to ultimately accomplish His big picture. I must just learn to trust the artist to use me as He needs.

Be Blessed today and remember that you are an integral part of God's big picture. How will He use you today?

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I believe that things can always be cured with a hug and a cup of tea, fixed with either a needle and thread, duct tape, WD40 or coke, and that prayer works every time. I take in strays whether in animal or childlike form. I have been mother to many for a time and this is my way of keeping up with some of those straying children that I miss. I appreciate shock value and use it often to remind people that the world is round and colorful and we are not all living in square brown cardboard boxes with little holes cut in for windows. Look for the warm fuzzies- God delivers them up fresh every day just to say- I think you are pretty darned special- so special that I have your picture up on my fridge for life and I am sending you a hug to remind you that you matter to me.

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