At 49 years of age I find myself exploring new ways to meet with God. I’ve been raised with the belief that one HAD to go to church every Sunday in order to be a “good Christian”, but lately that hasn’t always been the best way for me to actually feel drawn to the One who created the Universe.
In the past I’ve found myself feeling close to God while hiking in the woods, or while riding my bicycle down the back country woods, or quietly gazing at a beautiful sunset. Today I find myself feeling the need to simply sit at my desk, pliers in hand, making some beautiful jewelry while listening to whatever music touches my soul. On this particular Sunday this is where I can best allow myself to open up and possibly hear what God may happen to whisper in my ear.
I’ve called my jewelry-making a “God-send” and that is not said in any kind of lighthearted fashion. As I have found myself facing the struggles of life, the simple act of sitting and creating something, whether it be motivated by pain or happiness, has given me an avenue to express some of what is going on inside of my soul. At those times when life seems especially overwhelming, sitting down at my desk and picking up my pliers is the only way to keep pressing forward.
As I look at some of the pieces I’ve created I can remember what emotions were pouring out of me as I designed and handcrafted them. Most people who wind up with one of my pieces just think they are wearing a simple piece of jewelry when in fact they are being adorned with some small piece of me. (and sometimes a small bit of God too.)
I hope that you too may find many possible ways to allow God to whisper to you. It may not be with pliers, but it will most likely wind up being a way that is truly unique to you.
Now to get my hands off of the keyboard and onto my pliers. 🙂
Thanks for ‘listening’.