Salvaging Life

One of the great things about watercolor is that you can prune it--

a little nip here---------

A little cut there--

and we have salvaged something that originally was thought for naught--

Aren't you glad that when God looks at us, he sees the parts of us that are salvageable, that are right, that are beautiful, that are ministry to others.

Oh God, feel free to prune and cut, nip and tuck til you get me just like you want me.  Oh yes, the discipline can be hurtful for a while but it feels so good after the shearer has shorn, the pruner has pruned.

For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life.  Proverbs 6:23 

© all photographs, art and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted


HisFireFly said…
How He finds beauty in us leaves me breathless
Mary B said…
What lovely thoughts Dianne! Yes, it can be painful, but so worth it in the long run.
Janis Cox said…
Love this.
It is the same for writing - cutting is the hardest thing to do but can bring life into an article.

Cutting real flowers too - when some of faded - can bring sparkle back to a centrepiece.

Adoption Mama said…
Diane, I am so thankful for the Master Gardner. I know you are too. Thanks for the reminder.

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