by Lilly Lewin,
I was invited by a friend to create a painting for her new home. I was inspired to create from this verse…
‘But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.’
When you look at this painting. What do you notice? What speaks to you?
Sit with the painting and ask Jesus to speak to you.
Have you been feeling rooted or uprooted lately?
How do you need to be refreshed?
What is the path, the journey, the pilgrimage that Jesus has you on right now?
What path or journey is Jesus inviting you to go on with Him?
Can you be thankful for the places you’ve been as well at the uncertain things about this year?
Talk with Jesus about these things.
What areas of drought do you need to confess and give to Jesus?
What fruit are you grateful for today?
Who are the people who have brought love and grace your way? Pray for them.
Take time for confession and for praise in response to what Jesus says to you.
Let’s pray together….
God of our pilgrimage,
you have led us to the living water:
refresh and sustain us
as we go forward on our journey,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
From the Lectionary App of the Church of England by Church House Publishing
YOUR TURN: Find a favorite verse or passage and create something from it… write a poem, journal, collage, draw… doodle. Allow the Creator to inspire your creativity!
And you still have time to try the GIFT of a SACRED SUMMER… one of the GIFTS is CREATIVITY!