"with God, all things are possible. ~ Matthew 19:26"
I read a book from the library: "Where Women Create: Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women." By Jo Packham. Sterling, 2005. Dee Gruenig's favorite quote was listed and I just had to find it in the scriptures. To my delight, in the book of Matthew, chapter nineteen, I found Jesus comparing the kingdom of God to needlework: "I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." (v.24). Jesus created a word picture for his disciples, many of whom were fishermen and well aquainted with a needle for mending their nets. Now here was something I could identify with too -- needlework craft!
I tried to imagine pushing a camel or old money bags through a needle. Would have to be a mighty big one! And then, I remembered the mechanical puzzles we used to play with – like the one where we had to figure out how to get a small ring off the chains welded between two horseshoes.
Isn't it amazing how God can see the possible solutions to the puzzles in my life, like how to design a card to theme for a magazine, etc.
Prayer: I praise you, Jesus, for your ability to captivate your disciples then and now. Thank you for the solutions to our puzzles. Thank you for the gifting of the desires of my heart (Psalm 37:4). I praise your name!
"Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then [you] reassemble those floating bits and pieces into enticing new possibilities." ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter.