My 2nd year college roommate painted this for Jeff and me for our wedding. She had previously done a simple sketch the inspired that painting and that we used on our wedding invitation. It is lovely. We asked her to draw it based on a song called “Closer” by Jars of Clay, specifically the line “I want your kites strings tangled in my trees all wrapped up.” We liked the idea of two individuals, blowing separately in the breeze, secured together by a Big Deeply Rooted I AM. We stepped into the second Covenant of our lives, making an unbreakable promise. No matter what happens in life, heartbreak or death cannot take away the experience of our togetherness. Thankfully, nothing can separate us from the togetherness of us and I AM. That covenant is sealed, binding, rooted in dirt deeper, denser, than any substance or tool man throws at it. That’s encouraging today.
With what or whom are your kite strings tangled?
My birthday/Christmas present this year was a lens upgrade and I’ve been wanting to pick up my camera a bit more—not to join the leagues of professional photographers but to be able to capture memories of my family and natural beauty along the journey. I’ve also been meaning to write quite a bit more but you can just check my blog to see how often that’s happened (hint :: not). So, as a part of my Lenten rhythms, I am doing rethinkchurch.com’s Lenten Photo A Day Practice. I’d love to have you follow along. Subscribe on the right.