My son, give your heart to me,
and let your eyes observe my ways.
Recently I told my daughter about sand art and showed her a picture of rainbow colors in a bottle and she had never seen it before. So when I passed by a table today of all these bottles of colored sand, advertising, Make your own "Sand Art", I felt drawn to make something for her.
And soon knew what I wanted to make, and you can surely know too from the title of the post,
A rainbow in sand!!
As I was pouring in the colors little by little, and the instructor was showing me how to do it carefully, grains by grains, it struck me as the perfect expression of God's heart in the conversation we have been having this week and that has been in my creative consciousness, about rainbows (here) and sand (here).
From Noah to Abraham, the rainbow "smile", to the generations.
Who could resist all the sand in all those colors of the rainbow!!
A little girl was making one near me, she was diligently working on it. Her mother was by her a little distance away as she worked on it. Mine was for my daughter, who is now a farther distance away but it was a nice connection to connect to a childlike heart while working on it. And as it is a little delicate and would be hard to send, I may just have to hand deliver it to her!!
|The little girl next to me made this!!|
|in progress, a smile!!!, adding a "bouquet" and some finishing touches|
|My heart trusts in Him.|
PS A Shayndel Torah "takeaway" from these weeks since beginning the book of Genesis, as seen in the experiences with the Rainbow this week and what I felt the Holy Spirit speaking through this sand art rainbow. (see two posts below for background story)
God connects the generations through His rainbow (a.k.a., covenant) and through His promises. And it is through the faith of Abraham and the Holy Spirit given us through Yeshua that we can enter into a living relationship with the Creator of the Universe. He is the one who made us and multiplies us like the sands on the seashore. Each of us, like each of those "grains" are unique. I realized too that it is a "circle" rainbow, going around the glass which is also something He showed me in the rainbow going around the whole sky and making an opening for Him to throw down to us the bouquet. If we look into a minute infinitesimal picture it can expand exponentially to the hugeness of His heart, as He will show us things in a size and scale that we can hold on it. And then enlarge it for us to walk into . Honestly, I am not quite at that point yet, and sense He is teaching me to be ready to walk into all that He has to offer! He is a loving Father who longs to pour out His love for us. Now I am also realizing the rainbow was in a glass, as we are a vessel to receive His Holy Spirit through whom we give our selves to Him and then we can be co-creators using all the amazing colors and resources that He opens up. This coming week there is Jacob's dream of the ladder, and I remember last year in this parsha He showed me a rainbow, and that the ladder is Yeshua, who makes it possible for us to connect to Heaven, here on earth, and bring the things of Heaven down through our prayer and worship. Oh , and in the sand art we could give it a "use", and so I made it a "memo holder", there is a little clip that can hold a memo, or a drawing, postcard, picture etc. What will then be created from the loving connection with Him.
Later in the book of Exodus, He says to Let my people go so that they can Worship Me. It is not just that we are set free, but it is so we can make our lives into lives of worship, in everything we do. Oh, and lastly, I am not sure if you can see it in the photo, but nestled behind the heart, there is a shimmering present wrapped in turquoise blue the color of the New Jeruslaem. Yes, He thinks of everything!!
Blessings and Shalom!
I also saw the holy city---the New Jerusalem---coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.