i was just introduced to the art of jessica jane julius… wow. she creates art out of glass. sounds pretty specific, huh?
this is a woman who has taken a passion and talent for glass work (is that the right word?) and turned it into a lifelong career and an incredible expression of the gifts she has been given.
the intricacy and patience it must take, not to mention the foresight to imagine such structures. it baffles me.
speaking of intricacies… this is how God designed you. very intricately. he gave you eyes that he created, fingerprints that are all unique – how crazy is that – but if you think about this… jessica couldn’t make two pieces exactly the same if she even wanted too. they would be made of different materials, even if they were the same components, they wouldn’t be the exact same. even reproductions of art are not the same actual piece. that’s kind of like how God made us. we are all different. we are each one of his masterpieces. he celebrates his creation everyday as he gives us breath and inspiration.
he could put us in a gallery, each surrounded by a plexiglass covering to protect us from weathering…each with stantions and barriers around us to make sure people just look and don’t touch. but he doesn’t. he encourages us to go into the world and share his message of hope and salvation. he wants us in the trenches, working to spread the word of his son (who died for us). we are his working creations. we are his expression to the world of his goodness. go tell them.
Matt 28: 18-20Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”