Separate the Waters | Exploring the Bible Through Art

And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

Genesis 1:6-8

As I think about the second day of creation, one word washes over me: peace. As I think about lying back on a soft green mound of grass and looking up at the sky, I feel it: peace. As I sit on the shore and look out over the rippling water, it’s there: peace.

The past few months my life has been filled with very little peace. In December we had a bathtub overflow and major flood in our house. The construction and repair from the damage was overlapped with work we need to get done for our house to be listed for sale in the next few weeks. It seems like we’ve had one catastrophe after another. All of this mixed with homeschooling, a toddler, my husband working from home, and all the regular festivities of the holiday season, and it’s safe to say it’s been wild.

You can probably see how it’s easy for me to feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and ready to hide from the world. Yet, when I slow down, when I take a deep breath and look up at the sky, when I slow down and watch the ripples of water, I feel peace, and am reminded of the words of Jesus:

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 14:27

Peace. Sweet peace. No matter what happens, may I press into the peace Jesus has to offer. He gives us peace. He gives us rest. And it’s beautiful!

Are you facing some trials today and in need of God’s peace? Here is a playlist of songs as well as some additional Bible passages to encourage you and help you draw near to the peace God has to offer you.

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2 thoughts on “Separate the Waters | Exploring the Bible Through Art

  1. Are you a demonstrator for stamps? I am looking for a Stampin Up person. I have been out of stamping for while but want to get started again.

    1. I’m not currently a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, but I was recently. That’s super excited that you want to get back into it! Yay! I’m happy to help you find a demonstrator or help you get back in the saddle in any way that I can.

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