Mosaic is such a beautiful form of art. The shapes and the colors create patterns and pictures that have always caught my attention. It may go back to the old stained glass windows in my church when I was younger. It's probably one reason I love glass art now. I sat and stared at them and tuned the preacher out.
My new friend has been putting a mosaic on a wall in our children's church. It is not a glass one, but it is beautiful. The colors and shapes complement each other and turn a plain wall into something more aesthetically pleasing. I kept waiting for her to finish it though. I noticed that there was a big gap between the two sides. I just figured she had been too busy. Every time I passed, I wondered what it would look like when it was done.
A few weeks have gone by and I couldn't even tell you how many times I have passed that wall or been in that room. Well, yesterday, I was standing across the room talking to someone and looked toward the wall. That's when I saw the large white cross in the middle of the mosaic print. It gave me a little "aha" moment while I wondered how I had not seen it before.
How many times are we like that? Not able to see what is right in front of us. All we have to do is open our eyes. God has given us His Word, His promises, His love, mercy, grace, and so much more. He is good and faithful and He should permeate every facet of our lives. More plainly put, He should be all up in our business. We can't go through life with blinders on. We have to open our eyes to see the 'writing on the wall' .....or the cross in the mosaic. If we go through life with eyes wide shut, we are going to bump into a lot of junk along the way, and ain't nobody got time for that. Rather than continuing to stumble in the dark too busy to see what is right in front of us, we should seek Him with our whole heart and all our soul. He is everything we need.
1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.