Our dear friend in Alabama contributed this new template to our collection, which we dubbed
The design reminded me of the transitions of gentle hills unfolding into meadows, gradually fading into the distance and merging into billowing clouds.
Recently I pulled out gelatos to shade the background of the quilt squares, preparing the page for when I had an idea for a specific topic.
Since I had a friend on my mind who I was praying for as she was gracefully navigating a difficult family transition, I asked her what verses she was leaning on during this tender time.
I began adding her verses to the prepared page.
I pulled out some embellishments from my lil storage tin and used a couple glued back-to-back as a tip-in on the side of the page.
I decided to use the lower part of the page for the Psalm 23 passage, shading in some more green to illustrate the "green pastures."
I managed to fit in most of the remaining verses from Psalm 23 into the hilly quilt squares.
Lastly, I added a post-it as a reminder that during difficult times we are NOT alone.
The beautiful thing about Bible Quilting is it provides us with a way to meditate on a group of scriptures, which enhances our understanding and settles us into His presence as we release our concerns onto Him.
I shared a photo of this page with my friend as an encouragement for her during a challenging life transition. It's a small gesture, yet can have ripple effects of peace and comfort as the Holy Spirit magnifies our efforts.
"But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." John 14:26
If you happen to be undergoing a transition yourself or know someone who is struggling with adverse circumstances, consider the mutual benefits of spending some creative time in the Scriptures. #biblequiltwithlove
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