Girls Trip Souvenir

Last week my sisters, Mom, and I went to the Carpenter’s Cabin in Hocking Hills to stay a few days. The vacation cabin rental belongs to my sister Jami—she designed it. She took us to the nearby glass-blowing shop, and this pink glass-blown heart caught my attention. The Immanuel Quilt also has a pink heart.

As the storyteller of the Immanuel Quilt, I have explained many times how the heart blocks represents three Names of Jesus; Dwelling Place, Healer, and Love. Pink represents the human heart. Red represents Christ. By design, the cut-out in the pink fabric with the red fabric behind, the blocks portrays this truth: Christ dwells in the heart of believers. (Romans 10:9, 1 Corinthians 3:16)Though my glass heart souvenir is beautiful, it is void of any red.

What about your heart? Is it void of the color of Christ? Has it been hardened to the degree of my glass-blown find?

According to Proverbs 28:13-14; when we conceal our sins, we fall into trouble.

The Bible tells us that in the last days people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. (2 Timothy 3:1-4) Based on this list, who can say they haven’t fallen into trouble?

Our girl’s trip didn’t go as hoped. Mom took a fall that put a gash on her head and left her laying in a pool of blood until paramedics arrived. Amazingly, she never lost consciousness, she broke no bones, and did not get a concussion. A trip to the ER and a few stitches was all she needed to fix her up.

My memento keepsake will forever be a reminder of the insights I received on our trip.

We each are birthed into this world with a heart void of red; void of Christ. Yet, Christ took the fall for our sin, thinking of us above all, His Love poured red.

My friend, tomorrow is not promised, unless you have confessed, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead.

God stitches up broken sin-natured hearts with the life-giving flow of His Spirit.

“See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.” –Hebrews 3:12