Sunday, December 29, 2013

From Nothing to Something

A few weeks back I was at a friend's house and she had a pretty cute sign in her house that was a symbol of her established family.  So what do I do? I snap a picture of it and recreate it as a symbol in our home.

It all started with a blank canvas. An empty slate. A vessel, ready to be filled and created into something more beautiful.  {This could represent me, you. Ready to be filled up and made more beautiful by the Creator...}

I started with the back layer...the deepest layer. I took that brush, dipped it in the perfect color for a rich, bold sky and spread it as evenly as I could on the no longer empty shell of my creation. {When we let our Creator begin a new work in us, He starts with a solid foundation...spread evenly throughout who we are in that deepest layer of our life.}

Then the real fun began...I painted the knobby tree, added a few colorful leaves, and then carefully added six gray birds, perched by the order of the union of me with my love, then downward with each of our four treasures... {Then the refining process begins...He digs deep and pulls out more beauty than we could ever imagine...and the details are so important to Him...He takes His time and makes sure each aspect of us is as perfect as our human nature can take...}

The Fernihoughs...nested since 1999. Complete with pink bows on the girls.  Fourteen years I have been on this journey with my love. Fourteen years of oh so good and oh so not good...but one thing remains, the Creator created our family. He started with the two of us and went to work in us and through us and so much has come out of our union...

{Thank you, Lord, for nesting us together in You fourteen years ago. Thank you for creating us to be who You want us to be and for using us the way You want to use us. Please continue to work on us until we are to the point of completion, which won't be on this side of Heaven. Amen.}

1 comment:

sara said...

That is beautiful! I love the fun of it, but even more the symbolism. Love your family too and feel blessed to have shared the journey.