Friday, May 9, 2008

Endless Pattern


Visiting at my sister-in-laws house she took me to her back yard and said that she wanted to show me what "she and the Lord had done." Beautiful plants filled the yard and as we walked around she would point to different ones as she called each by name. She tenderly cares for these plants, and knows exactly what each one needs to flourish and bloom.

My mind took me to another sister-in-law that has devoted many, many hours creating and designing exquisite clothes for her dolls, dressing them with attire from the late 19th century and early 20th. The dolls and the plants are just two examples of how each one of us are being drawn to a particular interest and from this a unique and distinct pattern of creativity develops.

The achievements throughout the world that evolve from the human mind stagger the imagination. Yet God is the original creator of all things and the facets of creativity we see in human beings are sparks of energy from His Omnipotence.

We are "wonderfully and fearfully made" and God has placed within us creative desires and abilities that go beyond our scope of vision. May none of us feel that our "little design" is inferior to others but realize that we are a part of a larger design and pattern that God has conceived. Like a kaleidoscope, beautiful images continually emerge.


Thank you, Father, for allowing each of us to have a part in your workmanship. We stand in awe of its beauty. You are the one who created the heavens and the earth. You also formed each one of us, giving us different talents and gifts and wisdom to create and then to enjoy the fruit of our labor. And this creative process will continue throughout the eons of time. We give you praise, and honor and glory for everything that we behold. Marvelous are your works, oh, God.

6 comments:

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I love to see the "artist" in everyone. I think we all have an artistic side...how could we not with God as our Creator? A couple of artistic bents I highly value in others (but don't have myself) are cooking and gardens. I've never had a desire to do either, but I sure appreciate those who do.

What is your artistic bent, Mary?

peace~elaine

JnL4God said...

Hi Mary,
Thanks for coming to my blog. Your letter to Don inspired a letter to my Mom you'll have to come see. I didn't see where I was suppose to play the mememe game. Explain if you want. About the two Blogs, it happened by accident and so I alternate post on one or the other.
Be Blessed,
Lynn

SweetPea said...

Thanks, Mary. I'm not feeling very creative right now particularly in my writing....maybe I'm going through a few days of silence as it's been since Wed that I wrote and I desire to write again but need His inspiration.

skoots1mom said...

A couple of days ago was Israel's 60th birthday...Our Lord's homeland. The love and support people have given "being a part in His workmanship" better place. Come to my site and see his artistry between 1965 and today.
: )

SweetPea said...

Happy Mother's Day, Mary.
Love,
Paula

Grace said...

Hello Mary!
Thanks for voting for my Best Friend story! That best friend actually lives in Waxahachie, but I don't know where that is from Pasadena. :)
Blessings my new friend,
Grace