Saturday, February 15, 2014

Week 4 - Women of the Bible - Lot's Wife

This week we studied Lot's wife.  It was very odd because just before starting the study, I had something personal to happen and it took me way back to my childhood in a not so good way.  I struggled with understanding how after all the hours and money spent on therapy, one little comment could dump it all on me like a bucket of water.  
Reading about Lot's wife helped me to see that God doesn't want us holding on to our "stuff".  He wants us to move forward and follow him.  
Lot's wife, whom we do not have a name for, turned to look back at their town.  I can only imagine that she was thinking about her home, possibly family members that were still there, memories of her children growing up and yes probably of her possessions in their home.
We also make decisions with our family and possessions in mind.  I don't believe that we mean to be doing wrong, I just pray that God will help me to be more focused on Him and less on myself.  It is so easy to think of me and what I want.  I pray that God will open my eyes and ears so the I can see and hear what He wants in my life and the life of those around me.
Still processing all of this and for some reason I am unsettled.  I can not figure out why that is but I am asking God for understanding and forgiveness.

Now my sweet little block.
This is not the layout from the pattern exactly,  I turned a few things wrong but decided I liked it as is.  I love the graduated pink section.  For me it represents our growing spiritual faith and the deepening of God's grace.

1 comment:

  1. I like your interpretation of the graduated colors in the sides. Good analogy!