Driftwood from Seattle WA., fossils, pebbles, onyx, copper, turquoise, chrysocolla, cerussite and barite, agate geode, pyrite, rainbow pyrite, sodalite, fluorite, red jasper, quartz points, hematite, red coral, lacey agate, glass, rock crystal.
2017 6 x 8 $125
Ephesians 3:17b -19 And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
I believe if we truly understood the depth of love God has for us, whether one is saved or unsaved, it would be the ultimate game changer. Like the blind man who could see for the first time because of Jesus, we could not help but become the most obnoxious, undignified, rebel-rousing, Christ-follower, telling anyone around all about him and his healing power. The thing is, for the saved, we have been healed – cleansed forever from sin by Christ’s perfect sacrifice. For me, my sin doesn’t cause me enough grief as I imagine it does God. There are other ways to be blind, right?
“Eternal Love” was created to remind me of what deep, deep love our Father in Heaven has for all humankind. Because of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross (driftwood from Seattle WA,) and his resurrection, that love has made it possible for all people to live forever, eternally with God. The copper spiral, spinning out of the cross, represents eternity. Black onyx and pebbles are our sin and are covered and peppered with red stones. Red glass cubes and red coral are the blood of Christ, which purifies us from all unrighteousness when we recognize and confess our sins. I John 1:8-10. Pebbles from the Guadalupe River, silver metal cubes, an agate geode, and lacey agate, complete the spiral.
An additional copper spiral coils outward and holds a purple fluorite, signifying our adoption as sons and daughters into the royal family of God. Under that coil, rests a piece of rainbow pyrite. Rainbows represent the promise of God – isn’t it cool that they even occur under the earth? On the top center of the cross is a chunk of gold pyrite – Jesus. Toward the bottom, an arc of white stones separates the blue sodalite stream of living water from which those in Christ have been rescued. Natural copper “flames” and red jasper surround hematite representing our continual refining in between cerussite and barite specimens. Fossils of shells are the scars we have as reminders of our rescue.
At the top is aqua smalti glass, turquoise, and blue/green chrysocolla signifying new life.
On occasion, I need to ask God to show me again, help me understand the significance of the cross and the sacrifice of His son, Jesus. When He does, it’s a powerful revelation that brings me to my knees in thankfulness. It’s mind-blowing that our Father, God would go to such lengths to ransom me. This gives me confidence and hope for those I love the most.