Ahhh, I don't choose the verses for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge, but every one is so applicable to my life! Many of you know that I am in the process of ousting cancer from my body. (You can read more about that journey of blessing at CaringBridge, if you wish.) What you may not know is that my body has failed me in other ways, too. I have been barren; no child has grown in my womb.
Like Sarah, like Hannah -- I have prayed -- poured out my heart before God -- for children.
And those prayers have been answered!
By the miracle of open adoption, "the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him" -- FOUR times!
Here are my four precious answers to prayer:
Of course, I couldn't choose ONE to represent on my piece of art, so I opted for a simple drawing (I'm trying! ) of a mother and child to represent me and each of them. I did, however, use paint that DD9 had mixed for one of her own creations as my background colour. It shimmers a bit because she's all about the glitter -- but I'm afraid I couldn't capture that in the photo. The four gems represent the children that are precious jewels to me.
Is there a verse that resonates with you today?