Bible Journaling with Gel Press®: Ecclesiastes

Good Morning Creatives!

Today I am sharing something I’ve been doing a lot of, but haven’t really shared on my blog…Bible Journaling.

Over the next week or so I will be sharing some of my favorite Bible journaling entries with you, starting this week with my entries that were created using Gel Press® mono-printing products.

Ecclesiastes

I have always loved the passage in Ecclesiastes 3 that says that there is a time and a purpose to everything under heaven. It kind of gives me a peace that no matter how bad things seem, there HAS to be some purpose for it. Even the bad stuff and life can be used for something good.

The full passage says:

1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Why the Butterfly?

When dealing with the issue of time, nothing shows that transition better than that of a butterfly.

When a caterpillar goes into it’s cocoon, it can feel like a bad thing. It can’t move. It’s got to be dark. There isn’t any interaction with others. It’s not very pretty. All of these things can be viewed as “bad.” BUT…if the caterpillar never went through the “bad” stuff, it would never be able to come out on the other side as a beautiful butterfly.

To see a step by step tutorial on how this is done, check out the Gel Press® Blog: Bible Journaling with Gel Press®. 

Final Thoughts

Does that feel like you? Like there is a lot of “bad”? Like you don’t see the purpose?

All we can do is have HOPE that…yes….whatever bad is going on WILL and CAN be used for something better and something beautiful. You just have to wait through the cocoon stage before the butterfly stage is ready.

Have hope little caterpillar…your wings are ready….

XOXO,

Keri

 

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