Consumed

Consumed

Regular price $ 26.00

Hydrostone (natural gypsum product)
Size - 6" x 6" x 3"
Hand cast and signed by the artist
Corresponding scripture on bottom of the piece
Made in Cleburne, TX, USA
"My beloved spoke and said unto me, rise up my love, my fair one, and come away."  (Song of Solomon 2:10)
 
the story.....
She looks totally consumed, commented a friend, as she looked at this new piece.  As soon as I  heard that word, consumed, I knew that was the word the Lord wanted me to use as a name for this piece.
As I searched the scripture, being consumed seemed a bad thing, a scary thing.  But I found, in Hebrew, 'consumed' also meant to finish, complete, perfect.'  I turned this over and over in my mind.  What was the Lord telling me?  As I walked in the rain one morning, He whispered in my heart, "We have a marriage in name only.  It has not been consummated."  I was stricken as I felt the piercing of the two edged sword, slicing quickly through to the heart of me.  And I knew for all my passionate declarations of love and faith in Jesus, for all my genuine love for Him, I had not been consumed, not entirely, only bits of me, large bits to be sure, but still, only part.  So as I struggle with my own fears of intimacy with the living God, I will tell you this for sure, the Lord is calling you and me, His bride, to be consumed.