Friday, June 23, 2017

Bible Marginalia-What is Your Life?

Bible Marginalia Series- #253

James 4:13-15
"Come now, you who say,
"Today or tomorrow we will go 
into such and such a town 
and spend a year there
 and trade and make a profit"-
yet you do not know 
what tomorrow will bring. 
What is your life?
 For you are a mist that appears 
for a little time and then vanishes. 
Instead you ought to say, 
"If the Lord wills, 
we will live and do this or that."

It is God's wisdom that we are in the dark 
about the number of our days on earth.
We move along and make plans, 
but a thousand things can come up
 to divert or change all of that.
More and more I think about 
the fragile thread of life, 
and how quickly that may change.
The earthly part-
not the forever part.
This time of breath on earth,
is truly like a vapor 
that vanishes on the horizon at dawn.
And basically not even 
leaving a sign that it was even here at all.
 Maybe that is part of the draw
 to being in God's Word 
and leaving a "trail or vapor"
 of where we have been.
Marking the journey.
Placing trail markers.
Even though we are called to 
plan and prepare for the days ahead,
it serves us well to
bookend those plans with-
"the Lord willing." 

Still experimenting with 
I love how this process 
caused the napkin to fade as a mist
Tri-Art  Clear Gesso
Washi tape
Colored pencils
Fine-point Sharpie non-bleeding pen

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