Jesus suffered for our salvation. His response to Paul’s request to remove his suffering was His sufficient grace, displaying His power through weakness, like a promise of hope for Paul’s victory over darkness. A broken vase was chosen to depict a broken body – of Jesus and those who suffered – pouring out their lives in passion as a living sacrifice; bringing hope to others.
Genesis 1:1 says God created the heavens and the earth. That was the beginning of His creation. He created everything from the largest to the smallest. He created the gigantic universe and the smallest cells in us. He created us and has the best plans for each and every one of us. We have hope because He is still in control.
I used oil pastel-coloured felt to make lilies to remind us to consider the lilies which are so beautifully clothed by God. God cares for the lilies which are here today and gone tomorrow, and His promise is that He will provide for us too. I also made white lilies of the valley on the right to remind us to consider the Lily of the Valley, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is holy and humble and came into the world to die on the cross to save sinners such as us so that we can have hope!