When I happened across this verse (Paul writing in prison), I knew exactly how I wanted to put it into artwork. You know I love me some stones and especially a path! His wording really stood out to me. Even though good and bad things had happened to him, he realized how it all worked together for good. So this time I wanted the stones to be colorful to represent all the different things that happen in a lifetime that build a path.
And for me–it is the bad things as much as the good things that got me to here today. If it hadn’t been for that crazy bad depression in 2011 I would not have started art journaling my faith. My artwork wouldn’t have developed into my own style, I wouldn’t have a blog or a business and I wouldn’t be using all that to spread the gospel. Even though that depression was Baaaaad with a capital B, it brought me to here, closer to God, closer to you.
There are a lot of good things too–I have had a lot of wonderful Christians on that path. A lot of great experiences. They all came together to this point. That’s why the stones are all different shapes and colors, no two are alike or have more impact–just different.
How about you? What does your path look like? Has it brought you to a spot you can help spread some light and love? Or not quite yet? Have you ever looked at your past in this distinctive perspective? Take a few minutes today and contemplate that.