+[consumed]+ advent day 12
The artists words were enclosed:
-My beloved spake and said unto me, Rise up my love, fair one, and come away.- Song of Solomon 2:10
"She looks totally consumed" commented a friend as she looked at this new piece. As soon as I heard that word, consumed, I knew that was the word the Lord wanted to use as a name for this piece."
"As I searched the scriptures, being consumed seemed a bad thing, a scary thing. But I found that in Hebrew "consumed" also meant "finish, complete, perfect." I turned this over and over in my mind - what was the Lord telling me? As I walked I'm the rain one morning He whispered - "We have a marriage in name only. It has not been consummated." I was stricken as I felt the piercing of a two edged sword, slicing quickly through the heart of me. And I knew for all my passionate declarations of love and faith in Jesus, for all my genuine belief in Him, I had not been consumed - not entirely, only bits of me, large bits to be sure, but still, only part. So as I struggle with my own fears of intimacy with the Living God, I will tell you this for sure, the Lord is calling you and me, His bride, to be consumed."
Amazing. I sit and stare at this gift in wonder.
Posted by .kp. on 12/08/2011