Saturday, August 21, 2010

Redeemed, Saved From the Snare of the Fowler

I've added more things to this assemblage... and changed the title a bit too... added are...a "flower" with a small angel inside to the vine on the right, and the most recent addition is the rusted metal trap/snare, with a cross trapped inside it hanging on the left ... I love the analogy of the cross inside the trap.

I'm in the process of making a booklet that shows my assemblages, along with the explanation or summary that I use when I have them in a prayer station kind of thing, here is what I have for this piece;

Redeemed, Saved from the Snare of the Fowler
33” x 29" x 10”

This broken doll, in need of restoring, is representative of all of us - we are broken people in a broken world.
This doll could have been thrown out, thought to be worthless, yet she has a quality that has much value.

This is how God looks at each of us...we are worth SO much even in our broken state, in need of repair, needing a Redeemer, and yet, God gave His life for us because God loves us THAT much. We have been saved from the fowler, from the snares and traps of the enemy (Satan).

God will use his people in the most broken times of their lives to show his love to the most broken of people.

O, Lord, who uses broken things;
Who through broken clouds gives us sweet, sweet rain;
Who gives us bread from broken grain;
O, Lord, make me stronger through broken things.

If we will unashamedly acknowledge and exhibit God’s handiwork in our lives, we will be constantly reminded that God has a purpose and place for us. We are created in Christ Jesus for good works, and saved from the traps of the enemy.

God mended our vessels so He can fill us full-to-overflowing with fabulous treasure that He wants us to share with the whole world. God uses broken things. THANK YOU LORD!

"Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler."
Psalm 91:3

"Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, who He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy..." Psalm 107

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