As I wrote about during a Weekend Coffee Share, I am starting to explore more of my creative side. It’s funny, but I keep finding myself making this same kind of necklace. I make other pieces of jewelry and then I go back to this type of necklace with different shells and sizes and with different chains, leather, etc. I first made one for my friend. I loved it. I’m not trying to brag about it, it just holds a special meaning for me.
Here’s what I mean. I’ve said (and will most likely say it again – so…I’m just saying) that the ocean is such a wonderful representation of God to me. It’s goes on as far as you can see and beyond. It can be so gentle and relaxing or it can be strong and powerful depending on the circumstances. It holds treasures and life that we have never seen. It’s beautiful and life-giving.
I love the way the National Ocean Service describes the ocean:
The ocean is the lifeblood of Earth, covering more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface, driving weather, regulating temperature, and ultimately supporting all living organisms. Throughout history, the ocean has been a vital source of sustenance, transport, commerce, growth, and inspiration.
Yet for all of our reliance on the ocean, 95 percent of this realm remains unexplored, unseen by human eyes.
That’s Who God is, He is our lifeblood and we can’t even imagine all He is. There is so much more to learn about God and we won’t ever know Him completely until after we are with Him.
The rest of the explanation is that the heart is a common symbol to represent love. 1 John 4:8 tells us, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” Because I believe God is love and the ocean is an amazing representation of God, this necklace, in whatever size or with whatever shells are included in it, is a perfect representation of God and His love for everyone.
I’ll probably make many more of these as time goes on. I wonder what I’ll do with all of them.
~ Joanna Lynn
This is part of the Grace & Truth Linkup. Stop by and read what other amazing Christian bloggers have to say. Also, check out Arabah Joy’s blogs as well while you’re on her page.