I know a lot of people talk about their “one word” for the year. For this life we lead, though?
There are no words.
Instead, I have a sort of mental image in my mind. First, imagine me standing in the middle of this panorama surrounded by children and laundry, and the room is spinning at a mind-blurring rate. As my little world spins around me, I can only be still and raise my hands. :
In the middle of the spinning, God’s got me with my hands up. Sometimes it’s in prayers of supplication, sometimes I’m begging for mercy, and sometimes I can do nothing but lift my hands in glory to the Creator of all things.
Because He gives us His stories to tell, I go back to my story and it’s beginnings. The girl who wanted to be a mama and thought she never would be. Who in loss and in waiting and in wailing, raised her hands and said, “Whatever You will.”
And look what He willed, y’all:
Seven pairs of feet to wash, literally and figuratively, every day. This hangs in the center of our home, our one big stone of testament to God’s faithfulness to two crazy kids who asked God to make them a family.
When I stand in the middle of the whirling, swirling dervish, this reminder of His faithfulness is at the center. It fairly screams out “Glory!!!” no matter how I’m feeling about my situation in that moment. And so I raise my hands…
Our new canvas was printed by Spiffy Hippo and I hope you can take a minute with me to revel in its beauty. Such a huge difference in quality between this canvas and my last one. Spiffy Hippo is owned by dear friends of ours who put extra love and care into their work… and it shows:
They’re offering one of YOU lucky readers a chance to order your own canvas testament to God’s faithfulness in your life. Leave a comment and tell me what you’d get printed if you win one 16 x 20 canvas.