If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: see! everything old is passed away and everything has become new! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Picnic Cove is in between Pickering Point and Thunder Point, on the coastline in Warrnambool. Spending time there I marvel at the way the sea moulds the coastline and shapes rocks. The coastline with softer composition is eroded faster than that with a solid composition.
I thought about God or life being like the ocean moulding us, eroding away that which is soft and not needed, shaping us through experiences, leaving us with a firm foundation and solid layers of that which God wills us to be.
I took these thoughts and weaved them into a coastline that was inspired by Picnic Cove but not a true representation of it. Weaving takes a long time so I thought and thought about that which God/life was eroding away from my life. Some I didn’t want to give up and felt painful to let go; some was firm and rock solid, my true self, that would resist the harsh forces of life and be formed into a new creation of this life/God. Ω
What is this? Lent is the 40 days, excluding Sundays, before Easter. Traditionally it is a time of reflection and pilgrimage. To help you on this journey, Sanctuary has put together daily stories and images from people in the congregation which are focused on God in this place. Why this theme? Read this! #Lent2023. Our Spiritual Geography © Sanctuary, 2023. Sanctuary is based on Peek Whurrong country. Full acknowledgement of country here.
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