One of my most treasured friendships began with a divine appointment at the beach back in 2011. I was in the midst of grieving over a painful breakup of a friendship. But of course, in any dark situation, God brings light that overcomes the darkness and it was this light that would lead me to a journey to re-ignite my passion for Him. And this light was brought into my life through meeting my beautiful friend Sarah.
Sadly, a chapter is closing as she is moving away to a different part of the country… so some girlfriends and I decided to celebrate her upcoming new adventure with a surprise painting evening at the beach!
We started by filling the blank canvas with words that describe how Sarah has been a gift to us in our lives. The words were pillar of strength, giving, encouraging, loving, compassion, fun, sister, leader and passion.
As the sun went down, I proceeded to complete the artwork until it got too dark to see anything except the reflection of the full moon glistening in the sea behind me and the fiery passion that was burning on the canvas.
We will miss you Sarah, but I am glad that you won’t be too far away!
Mark 12:29-31 (MSG)
“The Lord your God is one; so love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy.”