Unfailing Love

For he loves us with unfailing love. The Lord’s faithfulness endures forever.
Psalm 117:2

Creating a page on Unfailing Love carried me through the day. It kept me grounded through difficult parenting situations and challenging conversations.

The process of creating closely mirrored how my heart was feeling during the process. I began with a base of orange, yellow, and gold paint which I covered in black. I began using various brushes and tools to create movement bring up the hearts from the bottom of the page.

I scratched the words with a pointed skewer.

This painted page needed lots of drying time, so it was a perfect one to leave out and come back to throughout the day. I was reminded that this is a luxury while talking to a mama of littles who shared that her creations these days are made with twistables colored pencil/crayons.

I think it is wonderful that she is creating and honoring this season of her life in that way! Seriously, wherever you are, just jump in. You will be glad that you did.

Next I added the picture that inspired the page and accented it (and other areas) with my favorite metallic paint. Of course I put a leaf sticker on it, because it belonged there. I thought this was the finished work. . .

UNTIL. . .

I placed two cut out leaves on the page.

THEN I was finished.

I think.

Unfailing love shines into and through dark places, reveling the truth of what is hidden underneath. It calls forth beauty and invites hope to rise.

Unfailing love has kept some things from me and given me others. It has taught me to trust the goodness of the process. It is what has brought me to this day and given me strength to believe that Jesus is with me in and through it.

What do the words Unfailing Love prompt you to ponder or create? What does this page stir in you? I would love to hear your thoughts and feelings. Do share!

2 thoughts on “Unfailing Love

  1. Theresa Howard

    I’m captured by the flowing movement in and around the heart. I’m curious about what it would feel like to just play with paint. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Julie Post author

      I would love to see what happens when you play with paint. It is fascinating what transpires. For me it is a huge exercise in trusting my instincts and letting go of shoulds. No rights and wrongs. This is for me.

      Reply

Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.

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