a mosaic christmas

mosaicThis was a homemade Christmas, pieced together in love.

Sarah and I crafted mosaics candles to give as gifts to family and friends. It was a challenge to figure out how to piece them together, but it was a lot of fun in the process. They are all so different and uniquely beautiful.

While making the mosaics I began to think about what this time of the year is all about: the Light. Jesus said of Himself, “I am the Light of the world.” (John 8:12; 9:5) Whoever follows Him will not stumble in darkness. This is such a comfort when we will live in a world that is tainted by evil.

The Scripture tells us that Jesus is not only our Savior, but our Creator. The Bible says that He pieced us together in our mothers womb and molds us like clay pots (Col.2:2, 19; Ps.139:13; Jer.18:4-6). As followers of Christ we are a community committed to live by faith, to be known by love, and to be a voice of hope to this world. We are this way because we have the mark of our Master craftsman upon our lives. We come from a broken and fragmented past, worked into a beautifully artful future by the hands of God.

Mosaics are a wonder image of how all the pieces  fit together to create something that is whole. May the love of Christ and the purpose of His birth fill your home with joy and peace. Merry Christmas!!

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