What is the imprint of my life, of all our lives?
Yesterday evening, we spent a lot of time scoring the styrofoam. Making irreversible lines and curves. My classmates were a little scared.
“Oh, this is different. Cannot draw, make mistake, then erase…”
Yes. The lines will run deep. They have to, else the prints won’t show.
Make right, final choices.
What lines are scored on my heart and mind?
“You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.” – Deut 11:18
“You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men; being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” – 2 Cor 3:2-3
A letter indeed.
“Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.” – Ps 119:11
“The law of his God is in his heart; His steps do not slip.” – Ps 37:31
“But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the Lord, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the Lord, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” – Jer 31:33-34
The tones of each picture may differ, but the imprint is always the same.
When the various hues of life are pressed and pressured onto my scored heart, what is the imprint?
May the imprint of my heart, my life, be the very word of God inscribed, the knowledge of Him as a Person. Lived out by grace and with joy.