Sunday, January 21, 2007
The Long Arm of My Love
This art was inspired by and is dedicated to my online art friend Reverend Carol Maclaren.
In response to the many hardships my husband and I have been going through for many months now, Carol sent me a major blessing just before Christmas, and with it she wrote that the Lord had told her to tell me that His arm isn't too short to help me.
I wrote Carol my thank-you's and told her that I felt the tide was turning and surely her gift was a sign. I wrote the same thing here on my blog a few posts back, that I felt that this season of storms was coming to an end. I was wrong. Shortly after that post things seemed to turn from bad to worse and this time I completely fell apart. I was under so much stress from it all that I broke and wound up moving out of the bedroom and sleeping on a mattress on my studio floor for over a week. Neither my husband, nor I was willing to reach out to the other. The enemy must have been having a heyday with that.
But Carol was right, the arm of the Lord is long, and He is more then able to reach into our lives and save. He worked His love in our hearts and brought us back together and has renewed our strength to face another day.
This piece is based on the scripture from Isaiah 59:1 "Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save."
No not too short to save. He sent me encouragement all the way from England through my friend Carol. I'll be sending one of these heart danglies out to her on Monday along with one each to the ten women in one of the two Valentines Day swaps I'm participating in.
Both swaps are heart themed but I can't show you what I've made for the other one until after mine have been opened by the participants on the second day of February.
I'll be posting directions to two different projects here in February so be sure to check back.
And I've got a few extra's to share, one for my Etsy shop and one for Ebay if you want one of your very own!