Wednesday, February 9, 2011

As We Sing

Mad wild with the gel pens



I love Sunday morning worship. Sometimes when we praise together, it seems as if the ground is shaking because the church is sending roots underground. And those roots make runners that sprout up above in places far and near, producing fragrant flowers that will unfold in hearts and homes of those we pray for, in places that long for peace, in places that desperately need light, blossoms that will drop seeds on ground where prayer tills and tears water. And the Lord makes it grow on earth as it is in Heaven.



Joining Emily today

22 comments:

keLi said...

"where prayer tills and tears water."

this is beautiful, jodi. your words sing here.

Joy Lake said...

I love your picture I love the church in the middle of all the flowers and roots and light.

Joybird said...

Ooh I love this! First I thought the picture was arresting and frankly quite impressive for gel pens which I have a little bit of experience with. And then your story, it gave me new eyes for your art. It is powerful light and life blazing forth in unexpected places. Sing on.

suzy said...

I love that image! Such colour and beauty.
I love the analogy you use. Pure poetry!

deb colarossi said...

wow.
just wow .

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

What a beautiful image! What a beautiful paragraph!

Rayanne said...

that is such a lovely thought!
I will from now on think of this when praising together at chruch!

Emily Young said...

I love new gel pens. I just got a new turquoise pen and am having such fun with it.

"it seems as if the ground is shaking because the church is sending roots underground"... I love that image.

Leslie said...

love Love LOVE, THIS. Especially your illustration.

Jodi said...

Thanks, friends. I was so afraid that a fiftysomething who admits to using gel pens would be thought ridiculous! hehehe
Oh, well, my secret's out.

amy said...

oh love it!!!! awesome. wish we could hang out and go gel pen crazy together :)

Jodi said...

Me too, Amy!

Linda said...

Lovely! It reminds me of those beautiful borders in medieval illuminated manuscripts. I often wonder what was in the minds of those artists who did the borders--how they always infused such energy and brilliance into their work--now we know!

Lindsay said...

wow! i've never heard it said better.... beautiful. love the ground shaking, flowers blooming.... and yes, yes, what i believe in is striving for heaven on earth. xoxo

Nancy said...

A fiftysomething who uses gel pens is my favorite kind of fiftysomething. Especially a fiftyfsomething who loves Jesus and uses gel pens!

emily wierenga said...

the church is sending roots underground.

this is so, so, so stunning... love it jodi... love it.

Kati patrianoceu said...

that's an amazing image! May it be true, amen!

Tamara @ Living Palm said...

Gorgeous -- the whole blessed thing...

Kerrie said...

beautiful, Jodi. I love your art and your words. :)

Melissa said...

Glorious thought. Beautiful words. Gorgeous pictures expressing the same. Thank you, dear Jodi. This is a feasting place.

alittlebitograce said...

, producing fragrant flowers that will unfold in hearts and homes of those we pray for,

i love the imagery, but this line especially stuck with me. i pray often for others, but it's easy to feel discouraged, like nothing is happening. but instead to picture my prayers as a flower planted that must wait for it's season to grow in bloom...i like this imagery! thank you!

Bethany Ann said...

did i never comment on this post? oh, and i meant to. i hate it when i get distracted. anyway, i thought you should know that when your gel pen picture came up, we instantly began a new kind of sisterhood.

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