Friday, November 15, 2013

PPF: The God who Holds Us Together

I do not know why God allows devastation 
like Haiyan to happen.
Why 2/3 of my country is ravaged
and many of my countrymen are desperately
fighting for survival.
So many questions flit through my mind.

But I go back to the source of all wisdom.
The Bible.
In my reading today, in the book of Wisdom,
I read these words:
"All men were by nature foolish
who were in ignorance of God,
and who ...from studying the works 
did not discern the artisan..."
Wisdom 13:1

My sister Peggy saw a painting on Instagram,
and she thought, "Oh that looks like Patsy's painting!"
And it was! I had sent it to a friend 
and she posted a picture of my gift
on her IG account.
My sister recognized my work.
When we examine the universe,
when we look even at the miracle of our own body,
do we recognize the Creator?
Do we see the fingerprints of God?

I can't say it better than Louie Giglio in this video.
It's worth watching!

At the end of the video he talks about how
we are "fearfully and wonderfully made" Psalm 139:14,
how we are made of 75 trillion cells,
and that every 3 seconds,
50,000 cells die and replaced by brand new cells!

And how LAMININE, a cell adhesion molecule
looks like this under a microscope.

THIS is what holds our cells together,
our body together!

We can know that in spite of what is 
going on around us,
in spite of the storms that destroy
homes, livelihoods, families,
whole towns and cities,
there is a God who holds us together!

We need not search far for Him.
"The Kingdom of God is among you."
"The Kingdom of God is within you."
Luke 17:21

We walk amid passing things,
we do not belong here.
Let us live with our bags packed.

Let us remember that buried deep within us
is our identity in Christ.
We are all brothers and sisters,
bound by one Father one God.

If you would like to help in rebuilding the lives 
of those who lost almost everything,
click on the picture above or
visit CNN for a list of organizations
on the ground helping to provide the basic necessities.

Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!

This week, chose
 #40, Jenny of  Big Family, Small Farm.
She has a big family of 9!
I wonder how she does it,
maybe she is superwoman
in disguise? :^))))

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Thank you for dropping by!
You are appreciated!


  1. Patsy, first I must thank you for the delightful ATC you sent me this week. Or it arrived this week in my snail mail box. It is precious to me and so generous of you. Thank you again.

    I am proud to see that the California Jewish group and the state of Israel are both coming forward to aid first hand in the healing of the devastation in the Philippines. I pray the help will come in time for all concerned. The loss there is beyond comprehension.
    I am so, so sorry for all the losses. Hugs to you and your family and your people!

    Last night I partnered up with a gentleman from the Philippines in my ASL (American Sign Language) class. He taught me the sign for Philippines.

  2. So sad about the destruction :(
    So terrible.

  3. Wonderful thoughtful post. Thank you for sharing :-)

  4. Thank you for a great post and thank heavens you remained untouched by the storm, As usual beautiful artwork Patsy. Happy PPF, Annette x

  5. HOpe that all those who need help will get it soon. Glad you are safe. :)

  6. My heart goes to your people, my friend.Love from Brazil!

  7. May you find healing in your artistic expression. Lovley thoughts.

  8. So sorry about the devastation from the storm... It's hard to come up with a reason why, so i guess there is just no reason, just something we have to try to overcome.
    I love this post, and all of your paintings!

  9. such beautiful artwork. x

  10. So sorry about what has happened in your country. Praying! Thanks for sharing your lovely art.

  11. Thank you for your hopefulness and faith. The world is truly a dangerous and often tragic place, but the goodness of people is how God eases our time here on earth. Thanks for sharing lovely art and ways to help and words of wisdom on your blog.

  12. Do you have PayPal. I will send you money if you can get help to real people. Thank you for having such a caring heart.The colors are beautiful. Thank you for posting with us this week.
    God Bless,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  13. Thank you once again, Patsy, for another beautiful post and reminder that God's work is evidenced in every aspect of life, and that we must learn to recognize it.~Zuni

  14. It is extremly sad!!!!!

  15. Love your artwork. Very sad about the storm.

  16. My heart breaks for the people involved in the tragic devastation. Your artwork and thought are heartfelt.

  17. I've been praying for the Philippians! My heart hurts for all they are going through. Thank you for using your gifts to glorify the Lord!

  18. We are praying for you, Patsy, and the people of the Philippines. Thank you for the donation link. It is sometime hard to know who to give through. Bless you.

  19. Beautiful post! Great space here...loving it.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  20. Beautiful, we are all wonderfully made. My heart and prayers go to you and yours. Blessings, Janet PPF


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