You Are a Work in Progress – a Majestic Work of Art

Metaphors are illustrations of God’s lessons. 

Recently, a friend sent me a brief video of an artist carving an image from a river rock that could fit in the palm of your hand.

Not only did this video resonate with my own experiences along life’s journey, but it illustrated many others I know who are struggling to stand up under painful circumstances.

Metaphors are a great way to help people understand something that is happening to them from a different perspective.

You are an Expression of God’s Message to This Earth …

Baby faceIn each of us is the journey we’ve taken, the choices we’ve made. In each of us is a message, and a manifestation of His Grace, His Mercy, His Forgiveness, His Supply, and His Love.

Like you, I am an expression – a representation of His voice to this Earth. 

BUT …

If I do not SEE ME – How will others?

If I do not RECOGNIZE ME – How will others?

If I do not SEE HIM IN ME – How will others?

If I do not VALUE ME – How will others?

My Journey

Shannon at age 5When I was a little girl, I was standing with an adult, looking at the neighbor’s beautiful flower garden that ran alongside their red brick wall. Suddenly, one of the flowers lifted into the air and fluttered over to another flower. 

Startled, I asked the adult I was with if that was a flower. “No,” he said, “That’s a butterfly.”  Up to that point, I had not noticed them. Fascinated, I asked him why they call it a BUTTERfly – imagining in my mind that it must have evolved out of a stick of butter.