Advent Stained Glass Mosaic, part 2

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 Another angle, with the blue sky in the background

Another angle, with the blue sky in the background

The second of Lisa Eisenhardt’s Advent mosaics, with her notes below:

The unknowing that is shrouded by my doubt, confusion, and lack of faith depicted in the first wreath has shifted a bit as I complete number two. I am living out Advent in the darkness that is my temporary circumstance. Still, I know God has always been faithful to me. My thoughts seems to be more linear and focused - and there are less of them. I wait, and try to make space in my heart for God. 

As I reflect and remember my life, certainly there are pieces that stick out, and they’re not all pretty. But they are part of me so I’ll integrate them into the wreath, my life, as odd shaped, sharp, or just plain different as they may be.

I find it so difficult to hold both really hard and really joyful at the same time. I want to be in the gladness and then feel like I can’t be in the gladness if there is sadness, and so on. 
So, I love the contrast between an old steel washer and purple stained glass; can I handle that kind of tension? I hope so, because it is the full kind of life I want.

Peace find me, I cannot see you in the dark.

Isaiah 40
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Thunder in the desert!
“Prepare for God’s arrival!
Make the road straight and smooth,
a highway fit for our God.
Fill in the valleys,
level off the hills,
Smooth out the ruts,
clear out the rocks.
Then God’s bright glory will shine
and everyone will see it.
Yes. Just as God has said.”

 The artist with her work

The artist with her work