Friday, 16 May 2008

Terra


I took these photos of clay figures at the Craft Fair - Nov 2007.
There is a cock among turtles in the first one. The second one has pipe players and a man smoking a hookah or water pipe.
This week 's been tough due to Aunt Sybil 's illness, but praise God she is better now.
Jesus ' words "Come unto me all you who are burdened and heavily laden and I will give you rest" shone through.
Following the news stories about Burma, China and the bonb blasts in Jaipur (North Indian city) added to the pain in my heart.
Last night I saw the movie 'The Last King of Scotland ' based on the life of Idi Amin of Uganda. That hurt a lot too.
On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand.
And although we are made of clay, like those figures in the photos it is Christ who gives us gives us meaning, identity and purpose.Without Him we will fall apart and be crushed into dust like those mud statuettes.

8 Fertilize my soul:

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a nice set of photographs.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Hello Amrita,

Thanks for the photo's..I could not go on internet, but I am thinking of you as you can see now.

Have a good weekend JoAnn

Renae said...

2 Corinthians 4:7 - 9 "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."

So glad your aunt is better. Continuing to pray for you, my friend.

Kate said...

It has been SO HARD to listen to the news this past week and know that people are suffering so, while my trivial little life goes so smoothly. It's a very big issue for me - very troubling.

Pat said...

There is nothing I could add to this post - you said it all beautifully.
I'm glad your Aunt Sybil is doing better - one day at a time is all we can take.

Sita said...

I am doing the topic of 'peace' right now in the Beth Moore study. I was reminded that peace does not mean the absence of pain and grief, but the absence of fear and turmoil. Because we know that He knows, that He cares, that He is able, we can fully surrender to Him to undertake what we cannot. But I can and must cry out for those God places in my heart. Let us intercede for our brothers and sisters in China, Myanmar, Jaipur, Cambodia...wherever God draws your heart...
Sita

Shari said...

That's right, Amrita, Jesus gives us our identity and purpose. I'm sorry that this has been a difficult and sad week for you. I noticed that you didn't post very much this week.

Donetta said...

Yes Much intercession for those of the lands suffering so. Days are at hand it is coming closer to times. I am looking at your pumpkin to me that is a honey due melon. Our pumpkins are orange.