But perhaps, the case could be made, that in committing ourselves in holy covenant, in promising for the now and the future, I WILL...I DO...even though I have very little clue what that means for what is ahead, I SAY YES...the canvas begins anew, fresh. A new piece of art to be made, the intertwining of stories, textures, light and dark.
Mr. F came up with the idea. It was something he saw at a special church service. And y'all know my love of art so this just made me fall all the more in love with this man. The art was our little secret for the ceremony. In so many ways, it alone became a sacred symbol of what was transpiring. We were making something new together...new life...rebirth....sacred covenant....oneness!
I finally got to meet Ish. Humble. Funny. Ruggedly handsome. (shout out to my single lady friends!)
The more we talked that night the giddier I became. Our story is a piece of artwork, stroke by stroke, painted by our Creator. Ish gets to be his hands displaying that splendor!
Does it ever get old people? That God entrusts man...That God calls this very good. That Jesus remade and reshaped us that we might be his hands and feet. That he has unique purposes and allotments for each of us!
Ish said yes. Whatever fear, self doubt, and uncertainty was beat out by grace!
Now here is what you don't know that is happening in this moment. We didn't find out til we picked up the final art piece. In this moment, Ish is painting in faith, not by sight. The original concept he had in mind had to be scrapped on the spot because the easel wasn't cooperating. He was inspired to do this on the spot!
One brush stroke, upon the other, trusting..abiding in...the story that would be told through his handiwork.
f a i t h .
And look at all this life going forth! The story of God in us!
And at the end of that glorious dessert bar (oh how I adored this Pinterest worthy goodness!)
And this is how it looked by the end of the night....
But look at what it became in the secret. Hidden away from everyone else....
And one more GIANT SHOUT OUT to Ish who says yes each day to being His instrument! We are forever b l e s s e d !